Upstream information

CVE-2004-0233 at MITRE

Description

Utempter allows device names that contain .. (dot dot) directory traversal sequences, which allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on device names in combination with an application that trusts the utmp or wtmp files.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 2.1
Vector AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact None
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 54169 [RESOLVED]

No SUSE Security Announcements cross referenced.

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
SUSE LINUX Retail Solution 8
SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
SuSE Linux School Server for i386
SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
UnitedLinux 1.0
  • utempter >= 0.5.2-391
ul1.x86-64
ul1.ia64
slox4,2.x86
ul1.s390x
ul1.s390
ul1.ppc
YOU Patch Nr: 8934
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
  • utempter >= 0.5.2-392
ul1.x86-64
ul1.ia64
slox4,2.x86
ul1.s390x
ul1.s390
ul1.ppc
YOU Patch Nr: 8934