Sun SunOS 4.1.3/4.1.3c Portmapper privileges management

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A vulnerability has been found in Sun SunOS 4.1.3/4.1.3c (Operating System) and classified as critical. This vulnerability affects an unknown code block of the component Portmapper. 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 weakness was presented 06/04/1992. This vulnerability was named CVE-1999-0168. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 11358 (NFS portmapper localhost Mount Request Restricted Host Access), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family RPC and running in the context remote.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 46), X-Force (80), Vulnerability Center (SBV-644) and Tenable (11358). See 13650, 13649 and 13647 for similar entries.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.0

VulDB Base Score: 7.3
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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-269
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 11358
Nessus Name: NFS portmapper localhost Mount Request Restricted Host Access
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Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-1999-0168 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 46 - SunOS portmap Vulnerability
X-Force: 80
Vulnerability Center: 644 - Portmapper Proxy Authentication Bypassing, High

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Created: 06/16/2014 03:30 PM
Updated: 05/08/2019 12:26 AM
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