Sun SunOS 4.0/4.0.1/4.0.2/4.0.3/4.0.3c rcp privileges management

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A vulnerability was found in Sun SunOS 4.0/4.0.1/4.0.2/4.0.3/4.0.3c (Operating System). It has been declared as very critical. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown function of the component rcp. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-269. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

vulnerability in rcp on sunos 4.0.x allows remote attackers from trusted hosts to execute arbitrary commands as root possibly related to the configuration of the nobody user.

The weakness was published 10/26/1989 (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is known as CVE-1999-1467. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 06/21/2018). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product decreasing in the near future.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 5) and X-Force (3165). Similar entries are available at 13619 and 13614.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 9.8
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 9.4

VulDB Base Score: 9.8
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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-269
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-1999-1467 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 5 - SunOS rcp Vulnerability
X-Force: 3165 - Rcp can give root privileges to users on trusted hosts

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Created: 06/16/2014 03:26 PM
Updated: 06/21/2018 09:05 AM
Changes: (6) vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_av vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ac vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_au vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ci vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ii vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ai
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