DEC OpenVMS 1.0/5.5.2 privileges management

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A vulnerability was found in DEC OpenVMS 1.0/5.5.2 (Operating System). It has been classified as critical. This affects some unknown functionality. 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 summary by CVE is:

vulnerability in dec openvms vax 5.5-2 through 5.0 and openvms axp 1.0 allows local users to gain system privileges.

The weakness was shared 02/24/1993 as CA-1993-05 as not defined advisory ( It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-1999-1312. The exploitability is told to be easy. Attacking locally is a requirement. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at X-Force (7142).


  • DEC OpenVMS VAX 5.5-2
  • DEC OpenVMS AXP 1.0





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

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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02/24/1993 🔍
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06/17/2014 +7783 days 🔍
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Advisory: CA-1993-05
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-1999-1312 (🔍)
X-Force: 7142 - OpenVMS VAX and AXP could allow a local attacker to gain system level privileges


Created: 06/17/2014 12:41 PM
Updated: 05/17/2018 09:10 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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