Vulnerability Assessment & Network Security Forums



If through a vulnerability assessment, a network security issue is detected for the vulnerability below, applying the appropriate security patches in a timely matter is very important.  If you have detected that your system has already been compromised, following CERT's Network Security recovery document will assist with recommended steps for system recovery.


Home >> Browse Vulnerability Assessment Database >> Debian Local Security Checks >> [DSA079] DSA-079-2 uucp


Vulnerability Assessment Details

[DSA079] DSA-079-2 uucp

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
DSA-079-2 uucp

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Zenith Parsec discovered a security hole in Taylor UUCP 1.06.1. It
permits a local user to copy any file to anywhere which is writable by
the uucp uid, which effectively means that a local user can completely
subvert the UUCP subsystem, including stealing mail, etc.
If a remote user with UUCP access is able to create files on the local
system, and can successfully make certain guesses about the local
directory structure layout, then the remote user can also subvert the
UUCP system. A default installation of UUCP will permit a remote user
to create files on the local system if the UUCP public directory has
been created with world write permissions.
Obviously this security hole is serious for anybody who uses UUCP on a
multi-user system with untrusted users, or anybody who uses UUCP and
permits connections from untrusted remote systems.
It was thought that this problem has been fixed with DSA 079-1, but
that didn't fix all variations of the problem. The problem is fixed
in version 1.06.1-11potato2 of uucp which uses a patch from the
upstream author Ian Lance Taylor.
We recommend that you upgrade your uucp package immediately.



Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2001/dsa-079
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 3312

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

Cables, Connectors

USB 3.0 Hard Drive Disk External Enclosure Case 3.5 inch SATA HDD SSD Support
$27.68
USB 3.0 Hard Drive Disk External Enclosure Case 3.5 inch SATA HDD SSD Support pictureORICO 3.5inch USB 3.0 to SSD SATA Portable Hard Drive Shockproof Protective Case
$0.99
ORICO 3.5inch USB 3.0 to SSD SATA Portable Hard Drive Shockproof Protective Case pictureIBM ENTERPRISE 3.2TB 2.5" eMLC SSD FLASH DRIVE 12GB/S SAS SEAGATE SOLID STATE
$4995.0
IBM ENTERPRISE 3.2TB 2.5WOW SATA Serial ATA RAID DATA SSD HDD Hard Drive Cable 12 inches Long 31 cm Blue
$1.39
WOW SATA Serial ATA RAID DATA SSD HDD Hard Drive Cable 12 inches Long 31 cm Blue picture


Discussions

No Discussions have been posted on this vulnerability.