8563 : IRIX Desktop searchbook Insecure Permission Privilege Escalation
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Timeline

Disclosure Date
1996-12-06

Description

IRIX contains a flaw that may allow a malicious local user to overwrite arbitrary files on the system. The issue is due to the searchbook program creating the iconbook and searchbook desktop files insecurely. It is possible for a user to use a symlink style attack to manipulate arbitrary files, resulting in a loss of integrity.

Classification

Location: Local Access Required
Attack Type: Race Condition
Impact: Loss of Integrity
Exploit: Exploit Public

Solution

Currently, there are no known workarounds or upgrades to correct this issue. However, IRIX has released patches to address this vulnerability.

Products

Silicon Graphics, Inc.
IRIX
5.0
5.0.1
5.1
5.1.1
5.2
5.3
5.3 XFS
6.0
6.0.1
6.0.1 XFS
6.1
6.2

References

Credit

  • Hoss Firooznia -

CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 4.6
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2003-12-31 | Disagree?

Access_vector_0 Access_complexity_2 Authentication_2 Confidentiality_impact_1 Integrity_impact_1 Availability_impact_1

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