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The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Buffer overflow in mtr 0.46 and earlier, when installed setuid root, allows local users to access a raw socket via a long MTR_OPTIONS environment variable.

Find out more about CVE-2002-0497 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch.

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