CVE Database As of 11-22-2019

CVE-1999-0138

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  • ID: CVE-1999-0138
Summary:

The suidperl and sperl program do not give up root privileges when changing UIDs back to the original users, allowing root access.

Exploitability Analysis: Local

A vulnerability exploitable with only local access requires the attacker to have either physical access to the vulnerable system or a local (shell) account. Examples of locally exploitable vulnerabilities are peripheral attacks such as Firewire/USB DMA attacks, and local privilege escalations (e.g., sudo).

Exploitability Complexity: Low

Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. The following are examples: The affected product typically requires access to a wide range of systems and users, possibly anonymous an untrusted (e.g., Internet-facing web or mail server). The affected configuration is default or ubiquitous. The attack can be performed manually and requires little skill or additional information gathering. The 'race condition' is a lazy one (i.e., it is technically a race but easily winnable).

Authentication: None

Authentication is not required to access and exploit the vulnerability.

Confidentiality Impact: Complete

There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed. The attacker is able to read all of the system's data (memory, files, etc.).

Integrity Impact: Complete

There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised. The attacker is able to modify any files on the target system.

Availability Impact: Complete

There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.

Products Affected

cpe:/o:apple:a_ux:3.1.1

cpe:/o:digital:osf_1:1.3

cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd:2.0

cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd:2.0.5

cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd:2.1.0

cpe:/o:hp:hp-ux:8

cpe:/o:hp:hp-ux:9

cpe:/o:hp:hp-ux:10

cpe:/o:ibm:aix:3.2.5

cpe:/o:ibm:aix:4

cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:1.2.0

cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.0

cpe:/o:nec:asl_ux_4800

cpe:/o:nec:ews-ux_v:4.2

cpe:/o:nec:ews-ux_v:4.2mp

cpe:/o:nec:up-ux_v:4.2mp


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Impact
High
CVSS Score
7.2
Created
1996-06-26 00:00:00
Modified
2008-09-09 08:33:49

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