It can only append data if the destination exists.
It writes data to files, it may be used to do privileged writes or write files outside a restricted file system.
It runs with the SUID bit set and may be exploited to access the file
system, escalate or maintain access with elevated privileges working as a
SUID backdoor. If it is used to run
sh -p, omit the
-p argument on systems
like Debian that allow the default
sh shell to run with SUID privileges.
It runs in privileged context and may be used to access the file system,
escalate or maintain access with elevated privileges if enabled on