834 : IRIX rpc.passwd nfs.sw.nis Subsystem Local Privilege Escalation
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Timeline

Disclosure Date
2002-06-04

Description

IRIX contains a flaw related to the /usr/etc/rpc.passwd binary of the optional subsystem nfs.sw.nis that may allow an attacker to compromise the root account. No further details have been provided.

Classification

Location: Local Access Required
Attack Type: Attack Type Unknown
Impact: Loss of Integrity

Solution

Upgrade to version 6.5.16 or higher, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. In addition, Silicon Graphics, Inc. has released a patch for some older versions. It is also possible to correct the flaw by implementing the following workaround: disable the rpc.passwd binary.

#chmod 444 /usr/etc/rpc.passwd
#killall rpc.passwd

Products

Silicon Graphics, Inc.
IRIX
6.5
6.5.1
6.5.2
6.5.3
6.5.4
6.5.5
6.5.6
6.5.7
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6.5.15

References

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CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 7.2
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2003-12-31 | Disagree?

Access_vector_0 Access_complexity_2 Authentication_2 Confidentiality_impact_2 Integrity_impact_2 Availability_impact_2

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