September 12, 2001

Conectiva Linux security update to uucp

Author: JT Smith

Posted at LWN.net: "UUCP is a Unix to Unix transfer mechanism. It is used primarily
for remote sites to download and upload email and news files to local
machines.

zen-parse found[1] a vulnerability in the command-line argument
handling of uucp which can be exploited by a local user to obtain
uid/gid uucp."

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