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Local privilege escalation via insecure file permissions (CVE-2016-1611)

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Novell Filr 2.0
Novell Filr 1.2


A privilege escalation vulnerability was found in Filr 1.2/2.0 that may allow a local attacker to elevate privileges to root via an unspecified file with insecure file permissions.


A fix for this issue is available in the Filr 2.0 Hot Patch 2 and Filr 1.2 Hot Patch 6, available via the Novell Patch Finder.

Additional Information

See also: TID 7017791

Special thanks to Wolfgang Ettlinger working with SEC Consult Vulnerability Lab for reporting this vulnerability to Micro Focus.


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  • Document ID:7017689
  • Creation Date:09-JUN-16
  • Modified Date:30-JUN-16
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