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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   NetBSD Vendors:   NetBSD
NetBSD Larn Game Privilege Handling Error Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1024627
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1024627
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 22 2010
Impact:   User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 4.0
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in NetBSD. A local user may be able to obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

The larn game application fails to drop 'games' group privileges. A local user may be able to exploit this to obtain 'games' privileges on the target system.

David A. Holland reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user may be able to obtain 'games' privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor issued a fix (4.0.1, and NetBSD-4 branch in February 2008).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/security/advisories/NetBSD-SA2010-009.txt.asc

Vendor URL:  ftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/security/advisories/NetBSD-SA2010-009.txt.asc (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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