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Linux Kernel /proc/self setuid Vulnerability

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:328

The /proc filesystem in Linux allows local users to obtain sensitive information by opening various entries in /proc/self before executing a setuid program which causes the program to fail to change the ownership and permissions of those entries.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Red Hat Linux 9
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2003-0501
Product(s):
  • Linux kernel