Digital Ultrix 4.0/4.1 /usr/bin/chroot Local Privilege Escalation

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A vulnerability was found in Digital Ultrix 4.0/4.1 and classified as critical. This issue affects some unknown functionality of the file /usr/bin/chroot. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

chroot in digital ultrix 4.1 and 4.0 is insecurely installed which allows local users to gain privileges.

The weakness was released 05/01/1991 (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at cert.org. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-1999-1194. The exploitation is known to be easy. Attacking locally is a requirement. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. Technical details of the vulnerability are known, but there is no available exploit.

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 17). Entry connected to this vulnerability is available at 13635.

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Advisory: cert.org
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CVE: CVE-1999-1194 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 17 - Ultrix /usr/bin/chroot Vulnerability

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Created: 06/16/2014 03:30 PM
Updated: 05/17/2018 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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