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HP-UX Single Logical Screen Daemon Arbitrary File Access

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Release Date:  2007-02-14    Last Update:  2007-02-16    Views:  10,590

Secunia Advisory SA24169

Where:

From local network

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Unpatched

Operating System:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A vulnerability has been reported in HP-UX, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a design error in the Single Logical Screen daemon (SLSd) and can be exploited to create or overwrite arbitrary files with superuser privileges via a specially crafted packet sent to the daemon.

Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code by e.g. overwriting .rhosts, cron scripts, or other files used for authentication.

The vulnerability is reported in versions 11.11i and 10.20. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
The vendor recommends disabling SLSd (please see vendor's advisory for details).

Provided and/or discovered by:
Discovered by an anonymous person and reported via iDefense Labs.

Original Advisory:
HPSBUX02191 SSRT071302:
http://www4.itrc.hp.com/service/cki/docDisplay.do?docId=c00862809

iDefense Labs:
http://labs.idefense.com/intelligence/vulnerabilities/display.php?id=474

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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