23257 : IBM 7094 CTSS System Text Editor Multiple Instance Password File Local Disclosure
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Timeline

Disclosure Date
1966-01-01

Description

Multics CTSS on IBM 7094 contains a flaw that may disclose the contents of the password file. The issue occured when multiple instances of the system text editor were invoked, causing the editor to create temporary files with a constant name. This would unexplicably cause the contents of the system CTSS password file to display to any user logging into the system.

Classification

Location: Local Access Required
Attack Type: Race Condition
Impact: Loss of Confidentiality
Solution: Discontinued Product
Exploit: Exploit Public
Disclosure: Uncoordinated Disclosure

Solution

The vendor has discontinued this product and therefore has no patch or upgrade that mitigates this problem. It is recommended that an alternate software package be used in its place.

Products

IBM Corporation
CTSS on 7094
Unknown or Unspecified

References

Credit

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Comments

Anonymous - 2011/09/24 18:08:58

One of the most legacy vulnerabilities in hacking history


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