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Re: MDKSA-2000:065 - Linux-Mandrake not affected by dump
From: Adam Knight <ahknight () JUMP NET>
Date: Thu, 2 Nov 2000 18:01:54 -0600

You know, I tried this on Redhat 6.2, two different installs, and got the result
they're saying here.  Perhaps this is only on *some* Redhat installs?  Anyone
have an idea as to what would cause this to fail/succeed?  My copy is certainly
SUID root, but the binary it made was SUID me.

On Thu, 2 Nov 2000, Linux Mandrake Security Team wrote:

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               Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory

Package name:          dump
Date:                  November 2nd, 2000
Advisory ID:           MDKSA-2000:065

Affected versions:     None

Problem Description:

In some instances, if dump is suid root, it can be used to gain root
access.  Two exploits have been published to prove this.

Linux-Mandrake ships dump suid root, however both exploits do not work
under Linux-Mandrake.  The end result is a shell that is suid by the
user attempting the exploit, and not suid root which is the intended

Adam Knight                                                ahknight () jump net
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