IBM AIX 3.2 uucp Configuration privileges management

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in IBM AIX 3.2 (Operating System). Affected is an unknown functionality of the component uucp Configuration Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-269. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The issue has been introduced in 01/01/1992. The weakness was shared 03/19/1992 with CERT/CC as CA-92.06 as not defined advisory ( The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-1999-1121. The exploitability is told to be easy. The attack needs to be approached locally. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 78 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $5k-$25k.

Upgrading to version 3.2 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 38) and X-Force (554). The entries 13646, 13645 and 13643 are related to this item.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 8.4
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 8.0

VulDB Base Score: 8.4
VulDB Temp Score: 8.0
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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-269
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Status: Not defined

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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: AIX 3.2


01/01/1992 🔍
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Advisory: CA-92.06
Organization: CERT/CC
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-1999-1121 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 38 - AIX uucp Vulnerability
X-Force: 554
OSVDB: 891 - IBM AIX uucp Local Privilege Escalation

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Created: 06/16/2014 03:30 PM
Updated: 04/13/2019 09:57 AM
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