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Package name dump
Date November 2nd, 2000
Advisory ID MDKSA-2000:065
Affected versions 6.0, 6.1, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2
Synopsis Linux-Mandrake is not vulnerable to insecure environment variables with dump

Problem Description

In some instances, if dump is suid root, it can be used to gain root
access. Two exploits have been published to prove this.

Linux-Mandrake ships dump suid root, however both exploits do not work
under Linux-Mandrake. The end result is a shell that is suid by the
user attempting the exploit, and not suid root which is the intended

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