Digital VMS up to 5.4.2 Monitor Utility sys$share:spishr.exe privileges management

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A vulnerability was found in Digital VMS up to 5.4.2. It has been declared as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown functionality of the file sys$share:spishr.exe of the component Monitor Utility. 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:

vulnerability in monitor utility (sys$share:spishr.exe) in vms 5.0 through 5.4-2 allows local users to gain privileges.

The weakness was released 11/17/1992 as CA-1992-18 as not defined advisory (CERT.org). It is possible to read the advisory at cert.org. This vulnerability is known as CVE-1999-1395. The exploitation appears to be easy. Attacking locally is a requirement. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. Technical details of the vulnerability are known, but there is no available exploit.

Upgrading to version 5.4.3 eliminates this vulnerability.

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

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: VMS 5.4.3

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11/17/1992 +118 days 🔍
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Advisory: CA-1992-18
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-1999-1395 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 51
OSVDB: 59332 - VMS Monitor Utility (SYS$SHARE:SPISHR.EXE) Local Privilege Escalation

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Created: 06/16/2014 03:31 PM
Updated: 05/17/2018 09:09 AM
Changes: (7) 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_osvdb_create
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