Bug 87862 - Minor vulnerability in man
Minor vulnerability in man
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: man (Show other bugs)
2.1
All Linux
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Assigned To: Eido Inoue
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2003-04-03 06:18 EST by Mark J. Cox (Product Security)
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:06 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-04-28 08:45:57 EDT
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Description Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2003-04-03 06:18:15 EST
Versions of man before 1.51 have a bug where a malformed man file can cause
a program named "unsafe" to be run.  To exploit this vulnerability a local
attacker would need to be able to get a victim to run man on a carefully
crafted man file, and for the attacker to be able to create a file called
"unsafe" that will be on the victims default path.

CAN-2003-0124

RHSA-2003:134
Comment 1 Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2003-04-28 08:45:57 EDT
An errata has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report. 
This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen 
this bug report if the solution does not work for you.

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2003-134.html

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