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GNATS Privilege Escalation

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Release Date:  2003-06-23    Views:  10,251

Secunia Advisory SA9096

Where:

Local system

Impact:

Privilege escalation

Solution Status:

Unpatched

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

No CVE references.

Description


Multiple vulnerabilities have been identified in GNATS allowing malicious local users to escalate their privileges.

GNATS version 3.002 and 3.2:

1) Heap based overflow in "pr-edit" (Problem report editer) when handling the "-d" parameter.

2) Stack based overflow in "pr-edit" in the handling of lock files.

GNATS version 3.113 and 3.113.1

3) Heap based overflow in "en-index", "pr-edit", "queue-pr" in the handling of environment variables.


Solution:
Remove the setuid bits from GNATS binaries. Note: This may limit functionality.

Provided and/or discovered by:
dong-houn yoU

Original Advisory:
http://x82.inetcop.org/h0me/adv1sor1es/INCSA.2003-0x82-018-GNATS-bt.txt

Deep Links:
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