AT&T TCP/IP 4.0 on SVR4 /usr/etc/rexecd privileges management

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A vulnerability was found in AT&T TCP and IP 4.0 on SVR4. It has been declared as very critical. This vulnerability affects some unknown processing of the file /usr/etc/rexecd. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-269. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

vulnerability in rexec daemon (rexecd) in at&t tcp/ip 4.0 for various svr4 systems allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands.

The weakness was disclosed 02/25/1992 (Website). The advisory is available at cert.org. This vulnerability was named CVE-1999-1059. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. Technical details are known, but there is no available exploit. The structure of the vulnerability defines a possible price range of USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 04/03/2019).

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 36).

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  • AT&T TCP/IP 3.2
  • AT&T SVR4 4.0

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 9.8
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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-269
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Advisory: cert.org
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-1999-1059 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 36 - AT&T TCP/IP /usr/etc/rexecd Vulnerability

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Created: 06/16/2014 03:30 PM
Updated: 04/03/2019 12:01 PM
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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