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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2002-1594

Original release date: 01/02/2002
Last revised: 09/05/2008


Buffer overflow in (1) grpck and (2) pwck, if installed setuid on a system as recommended in some AIX documentation, may allow local users to gain privileges via a long command line argument.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.2 HIGH
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: Provides administrator access, Allows complete confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT-VN
Name: VU#121891
Type: Advisory
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT-VN
Name: VU#877811
Type: Advisory
External Source: VULN-DEV
Name: 20020102 Re: [VulnWatch] blackshell3: multiple pwck/grpck vulnerabilities
External Source: XF
Name: grpck-command-line-bo(7857)
External Source: XF
Name: pwck-command-line-bo(7859)
Type: Advisory
External Source: VULNWATCH
Name: 20020102 blackshell3: multiple pwck/grpck vulnerabilities
External Source: MISC
Name: http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/pseries/topic/com.ibm.aix.doc/cmds/aixcmds2/grpck.htm

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