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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   SilverCity Vendors:   silvercity.sourceforge.net
SilverCity File Permissions Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1014153
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1014153
CVE Reference:   CVE-2005-1941   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Nov 2 2008
Original Entry Date:  Jun 9 2005
Impact:   Modification of user information, User access via local system

Version(s): 0.9.5
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in SilverCity. A local user can obtain elevated privileges.

The default configuration installs several scripts with world-writable permissions. A local user can modify the files to include arbitrary code. Then, when the target user runs SilverCity, the arbitrary code will run with the privileges of the target user.

The '/usr/bin/cgi-styler-form.py', '/usr/bin/cgi-styler.py', and '/usr/bin/source2html.py' scripts are affected.

Jurgen Hotzel reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can modify SilverCity scripts to gain the privileges of a target user running SilverCity.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL:  silvercity.sourceforge.net/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Configuration error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   None.


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