Sun SunOS 4.1/4.1.1 rpc.pwdauthd information disclosure

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A vulnerability classified as problematic was found in Sun SunOS 4.1/4.1.1 (Operating System). Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown code block of the component rpc.pwdauthd. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a information disclosure vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-200. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality. The summary by CVE is:

rpc.pwdauthd in sunos 4.1.1 and earlier does not properly prevent remote access to the daemon which allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive system information.

The weakness was disclosed 01/15/1991 as 00102 as confirmed advisory (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is known as CVE-1999-1258. 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.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (1782) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-6023). The entries 13630, 13629, 13628 and 13625 are pretty similar.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.1

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Class: Information disclosure
CWE: CWE-200
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Advisory: 00102
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-1999-1258 (🔍)
X-Force: 1782
Vulnerability Center: 6023 - rpc.pwdauthd in SunOS <= 4.1.1 Allows Information Disclosure, Medium

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Created: 06/16/2014 03:30 PM
Updated: 05/26/2019 11:10 AM
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