NetBSD compat Translation Function Local Privilege Escalation
Local Access Required
Loss of Integrity
NetBSD contains a flaw that may allow a malicious user to gain access to unauthorized privileges. The issue is triggered when a malicious user passes an improper syscall argument to a translation function that performs unsafe operations. The issue is also triggered when a malicious user executes a specially-crafted foreign binary. This flaw can cause a buffer overflow resulting in a loss of integrity.
Upgrade to version 2.0 or 1.6.2 after the correction date, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. In addition, NetBSD can be patched from files on CVS.