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CSSA-2002-040.0-Linux: uudecode performs inadequate checks on user-specified out

by Nikola Strahija on October 29th, 2002 The uudecode utility would create an output file without checking to see if it was about to write to a symlink or a pipe. If a user uses uudecode to extract data into open shared directories, such as /tmp, this vulnerability could be used by a local attacker to overwrite files or lead to privilege escalation.

2. Vulnerable Supported Versions

System Package

OpenLinux 3.1.1 Server prior to sharutils-4.2.1-7MR.1.i386.rpm

OpenLinux 3.1.1 Workstation prior to sharutils-4.2.1-7MR.1.i386.rpm

OpenLinux 3.1 Server prior to sharutils-4.2.1-7MR.1.i386.rpm

OpenLinux 3.1 Workstation prior to sharutils-4.2.1-7MR.1.i386.rpm

3. Solution

The proper solution is to install the latest packages. Many
customers find it easier to use the Caldera System Updater, called
cupdate (or kcupdate under the KDE environment), to update these
packages rather than downloading and installing them by hand.

4. OpenLinux 3.1.1 Server

4.1 Package Location

4.2 Packages

98a9348513f981d0c919de67c7a3fd44 sharutils-4.2.1-7MR.1.i386.rpm

4.3 Installation

rpm -Fvh sharutils-4.2.1-7MR.1.i386.rpm

4.4 Source Package Location

4.5 Source Packages

9c89a0b5d4527def4cb2764bcd87f972 sharutils-4.2.1-7MR.1.src.rpm

5. OpenLinux 3.1.1 Workstation

5.1 Package Location

5.2 Packages

d790a48715269c624d347556e4e84253 sharutils-4.2.1-7MR.1.i386.rpm

5.3 Installation

rpm -Fvh sharutils-4.2.1-7MR.1.i386.rpm

5.4 Source Package Location

5.5 Source Packages

521eb3dbd3aabb1e76a5db895f46e0bf sharutils-4.2.1-7MR.1.src.rpm

6. OpenLinux 3.1 Server

6.1 Package Location

6.2 Packages

87cd6250715583afa9905785853e546b sharutils-4.2.1-7MR.1.i386.rpm

6.3 Installation

rpm -Fvh sharutils-4.2.1-7MR.1.i386.rpm

6.4 Source Package Location

6.5 Source Packages

ce9daba62eb424024a37b1d0288384db sharutils-4.2.1-7MR.1.src.rpm

7. OpenLinux 3.1 Workstation

7.1 Package Location

7.2 Packages

03b5f44ec89f04f36500e9ce909459ad sharutils-4.2.1-7MR.1.i386.rpm

7.3 Installation

rpm -Fvh sharutils-4.2.1-7MR.1.i386.rpm

7.4 Source Package Location

7.5 Source Packages

cc2636f8152aced9d77fa310c65f0b8c sharutils-4.2.1-7MR.1.src.rpm

8. References

Specific references for this advisory:

SCO security resources:

This security fix closes SCO incidents sr864863, fz521051,

9. Disclaimer

SCO is not responsible for the misuse of any of the information
we provide on this website and/or through our security
advisories. Our advisories are a service to our customers intended
to promote secure installation and use of SCO products.

10. Acknowledgements

AERAsec discovered and researched this vulnerability.

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