Sun SunOS up to 4.1.1 Suntools privileges management

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in Sun SunOS up to 4.1.1 (Operating System). This issue affects an unknown code of the component Suntools. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-269. Impacted is confidentiality.

The weakness was shared 08/14/1990 by Peter Shipley (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-1999-0209. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available.

A public exploit has been developed in ANSI C. It is declared as highly functional. The exploit is available at We expect the 0-day to have been worth approximately $5k-$25k.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product. Attack attempts may be identified with Snort ID 586. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 599.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 8), X-Force (123) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-658). The entry 13615 is related to this item.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.3

VulDB Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Temp Score: 5.3
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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-269
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Access: Public
Status: Highly functional
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MetaSploit ID: ypupdated_exec.rb
MetaSploit Name: Solaris ypupdated Command Execution
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Snort ID: 586
Snort Message: PROTOCOL-RPC portmap selection_svc request UDP
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Researcher: Peter Shipley
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-1999-0209 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 8 - SunView selection_svc Vulnerability
X-Force: 123
Vulnerability Center: 658 - SunView selection_svc Vulnerability, Medium

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Created: 06/16/2014 03:30 PM
Updated: 05/08/2019 06:59 AM
Changes: (3) exploit_availability exploit_publicity exploit_url
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