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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2000-0703

suidperl (aka sperl) does not properly cleanse the escape sequence "~!" before calling /bin/mail to send an error report, which allows local users to gain privileges by setting the "interactive" environmental variable and calling suidperl with a filename that contains the escape sequence.
Publish Date : 2000-10-20 Last Update Date : 2008-09-10
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Gain privileges
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat 2000-08-07
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- Products Affected By CVE-2000-0703

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Larry Wall Perl 5.4.5 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Larry Wall Perl 5.5 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Larry Wall Perl 5.5.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Larry Wall Perl 5.6 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Larry Wall Perl 4

- References For CVE-2000-0703
BUGTRAQ 20000808 MDKSA-2000:031 perl update
BUGTRAQ 20000814 Trustix Security Advisory - perl and mailx
TURBO TLSA2000018-1
REDHAT RHSA-2000:048
BID 1547 SuidPerl Mail Shell Escape Vulnerability Release Date:2000-08-07
SUSE 20000810 Security Hole in perl, all versions
CALDERA CSSA-2000-026.0
BUGTRAQ 20000805 sperl 5.00503 (and newer ;) exploit
BUGTRAQ 20000810 Conectiva Linux security announcemente - PERL

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2000-0703

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