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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Sophster Vendors:   Schaefer, Steven
Sophster 'Change Permissions' May Let Local Users Access Files
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1010431
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 8 2004
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information, Modification of system information, Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 0.9.6 prior to May 28, 2004
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Sophster. A local user may be able to gain access to files modified via Sophster.

The vendor reported that the 'Change Permissions' was clearing the user id (UID) value, the group id (GID) value, and the sticky bits when changing permissions.

Impact:   A local user may be able to gain access to files modified via Sophster.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (0.9.6 as of May 28, 2004), available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any)

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents


 > 20040528

 >	I discovered that Change Permissions was clearing the UID, GID, and
 >	sticky bits from the selections it was changing permissions on;
 >	fixed.


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