Sun SunOS 4.0.3/4.1/4.1.1 /bin/mail Local Privilege Escalation

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in Sun SunOS 4.0.3/4.1/4.1.1 (Operating System). Affected by this issue is some unknown processing of the file /bin/mail. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

vulnerability in /bin/mail in sunos 4.1.1 and earlier allows local users to gain root privileges via certain command line arguments.

The weakness was presented 02/22/1991 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at cert.org. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-1999-1438. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack needs to be approached locally. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at SecurityFocus (BID 15). See 13630, 13629, 13627 and 13625 for similar entries.

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Class: Unknown
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Vendor: https://www.oracle.com/sun/

Advisory: cert.org
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CVE: CVE-1999-1438 (🔍)
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Created: 06/16/2014 03:30 PM
Updated: 05/17/2018 09:04 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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