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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2001-0170

glibc 2.1.9x and earlier does not properly clear the RESOLV_HOST_CONF, HOSTALIASES, or RES_OPTIONS environmental variables when executing setuid/setgid programs, which could allow local users to read arbitrary files.
Publish Date : 2001-03-26 Last Update Date : 2017-10-10
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
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 2001-01-10
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- Products Affected By CVE-2001-0170

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Conectiva Linux 4.0es * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Conectiva Linux 4.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Conectiva Linux 4.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Conectiva Linux 4.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Conectiva Linux 5.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Conectiva Linux 5.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Conectiva Linux 6.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Conectiva Linux Ecommerce * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Conectiva Linux Graficas * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Debian Debian Linux 2.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Immunix Immunix 7.0 Beta * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS Redhat Linux 7.0 * Alpha * Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 OS Redhat Linux 7.0 * I386 * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Conectiva Linux 9
Debian Debian Linux 1
Immunix Immunix 1
Redhat Linux 2

- References For CVE-2001-0170
XF linux-glibc-read-files(5907)
BUGTRAQ 20010110 [slackware-security] glibc 2.2 local vulnerability on setuid binaries
REDHAT RHSA-2001:001
BID 2181 glibc RESOLV_HOST_CONF File Read Access Vulnerability Release Date:2001-01-10
BUGTRAQ 20010110 Glibc Local Root Exploit

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2001-0170

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