NeXT NeXTstep 1.0/1.0a BuildDisk privileges management

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in NeXT NeXTstep 1.0/1.0a. Affected is an unknown code block of the component BuildDisk. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-269. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

builddisk program on next systems before 2.0 does not prompt users for the root password which allows local users to gain root privileges.

The weakness was published 10/03/1990 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at cert.org. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-1999-1198. The exploitability is told to be easy. The attack needs to be approached locally. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at SecurityFocus (BID 11). Similar entries are available at 13621 and 13622.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 8.4
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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-269
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Advisory: cert.org
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-1999-1198 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 11 - NeXTstep BuildDisk Vulnerability

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Created: 06/16/2014 03:30 PM
Updated: 04/03/2019 11:11 AM
Changes: (13) vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_av vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ac vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_au vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ci vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ii vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ai source_cve_nvd_published source_cve_nvd_summary source_securityfocus source_securityfocus_date source_securityfocus_class source_securityfocus_title vulnerability_cwe
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