It is suid and contains a command to write to file, which it does w/o dropping privileges. Brilliant.
Brian Mitchell (email@example.com)
Tested on DG/UX 5.4r3.10
23 July 1996
From: Brian Mitchell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue, 23 Jul 1996 19:03:07 -0400
There seems to be a vulnerbility in dg/ux (tested in 5.4r3.10) - it
includes ospf_monitor (from the gated package). Unfortunately, it is a
older version and has a security hole.
It is a suid program, and has a command to write to a file, so something
This should create a 0 byte world writable file called /tmp/foo, assuming
/tmp/foo does not exist. If it exists, it will be truncated, permissions
obviously will not be modified.
Brian Mitchell email@example.com
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