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CVE-2002-0542 Detail

Description

mail in OpenBSD 2.9 and 3.0 processes a tilde (~) escape character in a message even when it is not in interactive mode, which could allow local users to gain root privileges via calls to mail in cron.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  07/03/2002

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.2 HIGH
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Provides administrator access
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=101855467811695&w=2
http://online.securityfocus.com/archive/1/267089 Exploit Vendor Advisory
http://www.iss.net/security_center/static/8818.php Patch Vendor Advisory
http://www.openbsd.org/errata30.html#mail
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/4495 Exploit Patch Vendor Advisory

Technical Details

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Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:openbsd:openbsd:2.9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:openbsd:openbsd:3.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2002-0542
NVD Published Date:
07/03/2002
NVD Last Modified:
10/17/2016