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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Star Vendors:   Schilling, J.
Star Has Unspecified Flaw That May Let Local Users Gain Root Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1011195
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1011195
CVE Reference:   CVE-2004-0850   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Sep 26 2004
Original Entry Date:  Sep 8 2004
Impact:   Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.5a09 - 1.5a45
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Star. A local user may be able to gain root privileges.

The vendor reported that when ssh is used for remote tape access (and the application is configured with set user id 'root' user privileges), there exists a vulnerability in Star that may allow a local user to obtain root privileges.

Impact:   A local user may be able to obtain root access.
Solution:   The vendor has released a fixed version (1.5a46), available at:

http://ftp.berlios.de/pub/schily/star/alpha/

Vendor URL:  ftp.berlios.de/pub/schily/star/README (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Sep 8 2004 (Gentoo Issues Fix) Star Has Unspecified Flaw That May Let Local Users Gain Root Privileges
Gentoo has released a fix.



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