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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   zhcon Vendors:   zhcon.sourceforge.net
zhcon May Let Local Users Read Files with Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1012977
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1012977
CVE Reference:   CVE-2005-0072   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 25 2005
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information

Version(s): 0.2.3
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in zhcon. A local user may be able to view files on the target system.

Mandrake reported that a local user may be able to invoke zhcon to access a user-specified configuration file with elevated privileges. The user can specify an alternate configuration file to view the file.

Erik Sjolund is credited with reporting this flaw.

Impact:   A local user may be able to view files on the target system with elevated privileges.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL:  zhcon.sourceforge.net/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Jan 25 2005 (Mandrake Issues Fix) zhcon May Let Local Users Read Files with Elevated Privileges
Mandrake has released a fix.
Jan 25 2005 (Debian Issues Fix) zhcon May Let Local Users Read Files with Elevated Privileges
Debian has released a fix.



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