CVE-1999-1409 Details

CVE-1999-1409

Published: 1998-07-03 04:00:00
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)
Summary:

The at program in IRIX 6.2 and NetBSD 1.3.2 and earlier allows local users to read portions of arbitrary files by submitting the file to at with the -f argument, which generates error messages that at sends to the user via e-mail.

Exploitability Analysis:

This is 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:

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:

Authentication is not required to access and exploit the vulnerability.

Confidentiality Impact:

There is considerable informational disclosure. Access to some system files is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what is obtained, or the scope of the loss is constrained. An example is a vulnerability that divulges only certain tables in a database.

Integrity Impact:

There is no impact to the integrity of the system.

Availability Impact:

There is no impact to the availability of the system.

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

CVE-1999-1409

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Impact
Low
CVSS Score
2.1
Exploitable
Locally Exploitable

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