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HP-UX SWVerify Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

by Phiber on September 6th, 2001 A problem has been discovered in the operating system that can allow a local user to gain elevated privileges. swverify contains a buffer overflow which is exploitable upon receiving 6039 bytes as an argument.

The swverify program is setuid root, which allows a local user to execute code as root, potentially gaining administrative access to the vulnerable system.


HP HP-UX 11.0:

HP patch PHCO_23483


HP-UX is the UNIX Operating System variant distributed by Hewlett-Packard, available for use on systems of size varying from workgroup servers to enterprise systems.

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