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gzip -force File Permission Alteration Vulnerability

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1654

gzip before 1.3 in Solaris 8 when called with the -f or -force flags will change the permissions of files that are hard linked to the target files which allows local users to view or modify these files.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Sun Solaris 8
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2004-1349
Product(s):
  • Licence Logging Service