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Re: RH7.0: man local gid 15 (man) exploit
From: Olaf Kirch <okir () caldera de>
Date: Mon, 14 May 2001 12:40:59 +0200

On Sun, May 13, 2001 at 08:07:34PM -0000, zenith parsec wrote:
Vulnerable systems: redhat 7.0 with man-1.5h1-10 (default
package) and earlier.
Heap Based Overflow of man via -S option gives GID man.

Caldera OpenLinux is not vulnerable to this problem. Our man-1.5 package
comes with a patch that forks off a "cache manager" thread that puts
formatted pages into /var/catman, while the man application itself
continues in the foreground without any privilege.

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