Apollo Domain/OS sr10.1/sr10.2/sr10.3 /usr/apollo/bin/crp pad_$dm_cmd/pad_$def_pfk privileges management

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A vulnerability was found in Apollo Domain and OS sr10.1/sr10.2/sr10.3 and classified as very critical. Affected by this issue is the function pad_$dm_cmd/pad_$def_pfk of the file /usr/apollo/bin/crp. 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, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

vulnerability in crp in hewlett packard apollo domain os sr10 through sr10.3 allows remote attackers to gain root privileges via insecure system calls, (1) pad_$dm_cmd and (2) pad_$def_pfk().

The issue has been introduced in 12/01/1988. The weakness was published 12/18/1991 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at cert.org. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-1999-1493. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available. The current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $0-$5k (estimation calculated on 01/31/2019).

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 1112 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k.

Upgrading to version 10.4 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published 3 months after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 34) and X-Force (7158).




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VulDB Meta Temp Score: 9.4

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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-269
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Domain/OS 10.4


12/01/1988 🔍
12/18/1991 +1112 days 🔍
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Advisory: cert.org
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-1999-1493 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 34 - Domain/OS /usr/apollo/bin/crp Vulnerability
X-Force: 7158 - Apollo Domain/OS crp could allow an attacker to gain root privileges


Created: 06/16/2014 03:30 PM
Updated: 01/31/2019 01:25 PM
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