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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2001-0169

When using the LD_PRELOAD environmental variable in SUID or SGID applications, glibc does not verify that preloaded libraries in /etc/ are also SUID/SGID, which could allow a local user to overwrite arbitrary files by loading a library from /lib or /usr/lib.
Publish Date : 2001-03-26 Last Update Date : 2017-10-10
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact None (There is no impact to the availability of the system.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s)
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat 2001-01-16
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- Products Affected By CVE-2001-0169

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Mandrakesoft Mandrake Linux 6.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Mandrakesoft Mandrake Linux 6.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Mandrakesoft Mandrake Linux 7.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Mandrakesoft Mandrake Linux 7.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Mandrakesoft Mandrake Linux 7.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Mandrakesoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 1.0.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Redhat Linux 6.0 * Alpha * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Redhat Linux 6.0 * I386 * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Redhat Linux 6.0 * Sparc * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Redhat Linux 6.1 * I386 * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Redhat Linux 6.1 * Sparc * Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS Redhat Linux 6.1 * Alpha * Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 OS Redhat Linux 6.2 * Alpha * Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 OS Redhat Linux 6.2 * I386 * Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 OS Redhat Linux 6.2 * Sparc * Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 OS Trustix Secure Linux 1.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 OS Trustix Secure Linux 1.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 OS Turbolinux Turbolinux * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 OS Turbolinux Turbolinux 6.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Mandrakesoft Mandrake Linux 5
Mandrakesoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 1
Redhat Linux 9
Trustix Secure Linux 2
Turbolinux Turbolinux 2

- References For CVE-2001-0169
XF linux-glibc-preload-overwrite(5971)
TURBO TLSA2000021-2
REDHAT RHSA-2001:002
SUSE SuSE-SA:2001:01
BID 2223 glibc LD_PRELOAD File Overwriting Vulnerability Release Date:2001-01-16
BUGTRAQ 20010121 Trustix Security Advisory - glibc

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2001-0169

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