Bug 87862 - Minor vulnerability in man
Summary: Minor vulnerability in man
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: man (Show other bugs)
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Version: 2.1
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Eido Inoue
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2003-04-03 11:18 UTC by Mark J. Cox
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:06 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-04-28 12:45:57 UTC
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2003:134 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Low: man security update 2003-04-28 04:00:00 UTC

Description Mark J. Cox 2003-04-03 11:18:15 UTC
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 2003-04-28 12:45:57 UTC
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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