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Category:   OS (Other)  >   OpenVMS Vendors:   HP
OpenVMS Alpha Command Line Overflow Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020827
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-3947   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 9 2008
Impact:   User access via local system
Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 8.3
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in OpenVMS. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can supply a specially crafted command line entry to execute arbitrary commands on the target system with elevated privileges.

Only Alpha-based systems are affected.

Claes Nyberg, Christer Oberg, and James Tusini reported this vulnerability.

The original advisory is available at:

Impact:   A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error

Message History:   None.

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