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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2002-0246

Original release date: 05/29/2002
Last revised: 09/10/2008
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Format string vulnerability in the message catalog library functions in UnixWare 7.1.1 allows local users to gain privileges by modifying the LC_MESSAGE environment variable to read other message catalogs containing format strings from setuid programs such as vxprint.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.2 (HIGH) (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: CALDERA
Name: CSSA-2002-SCO.3
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20020210 Unixware Message catalog exploit code
Type: Advisory; Exploit
External Source: BID
Name: 4060
External Source: XF
Name: unixware-msg-catalog-format-string(8113)
Type: Advisory; Patch Information

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