IBM AIX 3.1/3.2 passwd privileges management

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A vulnerability classified as critical was found in IBM AIX 3.1/3.2 (Operating System). Affected by this vulnerability is some unknown functionality of the component passwd Handler. 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. The summary by CVE is:

aix passwd allows local users to gain root access.

The issue has been introduced in 02/01/1990. The weakness was published 03/31/1992. This vulnerability is known as CVE-1999-0117. The exploitation appears to be easy. An attack has to be approached locally. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 789 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $5k-$25k.

Upgrading to version 4.0 eliminates this vulnerability.

Similar entries are available at 13646, 13644 and 13643.

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

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

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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: AIX 4.0

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Vendor: https://www.ibm.com/

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CVE: CVE-1999-0117 (🔍)
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Created: 06/16/2014 03:30 PM
Updated: 01/14/2018 10:25 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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