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Security Linux News for Oct 31, 2001

  • SuSE Security Announcement: uucp (Oct 31, 2001, 23:10)
    "UUCP is a well known tool suite for copying data between unix-like systems. Zen-Parse reported that the higher privileges of uux (UID uucp) aren't dropped if long options instead of normal (short) options are used. An attacker could exploit this hole, by specifying a malicious configuration file to execute and/or access arbitrary data with the privilege of user uucp."