Novell Linux 10/11 access control

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A vulnerability was found in Novell Linux 10/11 and classified as problematic. This issue affects an unknown part. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a access control vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-264. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

pure-ftpd 1.0.22, as used in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP3 and SP4, and Enterprise Desktop 10 SP3 and SP4, when running OES Netware extensions, creates a world-writeable directory, which allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files and gain privileges via unspecified vectors.

The weakness was disclosed 04/18/2011 (Website). The advisory is shared at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2011-0988. An attack has to be approached locally. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1068 for this issue.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 53318 (SuSE 10 Security Update : pure-ftpd (ZYPP Patch Number 7428)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family SuSE Local Security Checks.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (66618) and Tenable (53318).







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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.9
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.9

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Class: Access control
CWE: CWE-264
ATT&CK: T1068

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Nessus ID: 53318
Nessus Name: SuSE 10 Security Update : pure-ftpd (ZYPP Patch Number 7428)
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02/14/2011 🔍
04/06/2011 +51 days 🔍
04/07/2011 +1 days 🔍
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04/18/2011 +6 days 🔍
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03/23/2015 +1435 days 🔍
11/02/2021 +2416 days 🔍



Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2011-0988 (🔍)
X-Force: 66618
Vulnerability Center: 31003 - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and Desktop 10 SP3 and 10 SP4 Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability, Medium
Secunia: 44039


Created: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM
Updated: 11/02/2021 07:03 PM
Changes: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM (52), 03/21/2017 10:03 AM (6), 11/02/2021 06:55 PM (4), 11/02/2021 07:03 PM (1)
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