IRIX Objectserver Vulnerability

A vulnerability exists in SGI's Objectserver service. By exploiting a vulnerability in this service, remote attackers can add root privileged accounts to the system being compromised. While a patch was made available, and IRIX 6.2 systems were thought to be fixed, the patch merely prevented the creation of root accounts, and did nothing to prevent the creation of other accounts. This vulnerability has existed in the wild since 1997, and was well publicized.


 

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