Multiple buffer overflows in kermit in HP-UX 10.20 and 11.00 (C-Kermit 6.0.192 and possibly other versions before 8.0) allow local users to gain privileges via long arguments to (1) ask, (2) askq, (3) define, (4) assign, and (5) getc, some of which may share the same underlying function "doask," a different vulnerability than CVE-2001-0085.
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
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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20030502 Re: from bugtraq: HP-UX 11.0 /usr/bin/kermit (fwd)
20030502 HP-UX 11.0 /usr/bin/kermit
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