Vigil@nce: HP Tru64 UNIX, privilege elevation via AdvFS
November 2008 by Vigil@nce
A local attacker can use AdvFS in order to elevate his privileges.
Consequences: administrator access/rights, privileged access/rights
Provenance: user shell
Means of attack: no proof of concept, no attack
Ability of attacker: expert (4/4)
Confidence: confirmed by the editor (5/5)
Diffusion of the vulnerable configuration: high (3/3)
Creation date: 07/11/2008
Hewlett-Packard Tru64 UNIX
The AdvFS filesystem can be installed as an option under Tru64 UNIX. The /usr/sbin/showfile command displays the attributes of an AdvFS file.
A local attacker can use showfile to elevate his privileges. Technical details are unknown.
This vulnerability may be related to a buffer overflow occurring in this suid/sgid command.
Identifiers: BID-32160, c01599842, CVE-2008-4414, HPSBTU02383, SSRT080098, VIGILANCE-VUL-8228