Unix flaw could allow malicious hacking

    Date14 Nov 2001
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
    3209
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    A vulnerability in a component of a graphical user interface currently shipping with several commercial Unix systems could let a malicious attacker take administrative control of an affected host system. CERT, the US government-backed institute that monitors Internet security, said the . . . A vulnerability in a component of a graphical user interface currently shipping with several commercial Unix systems could let a malicious attacker take administrative control of an affected host system. CERT, the US government-backed institute that monitors Internet security, said the vulnerability existed in a function used by the common desktop environment (CDE) sub-process control service, which is responsible for accepting requests from clients to execute commands and open applications remotely.
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