November 14, 2001

ISS: Security flaw affects six flavors of Unix

Author: JT Smith

From "Internet Security Systems (ISS) Monday
warned of a serious vulnerability that could
leave Unix systems from Sun,
Hewlett-Packard, IBM, SGI, Compaq and
Caldera open to attack.

The flaw, a buffer overflow vulnerability
discovered in the Unix graphical interface
called Common Desktop Environment (CDE),
could allow savvy remote attackers to gain
complete root control over the affected


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