Sun Solaris 2.0 fsck privileges management

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A vulnerability was found in Sun Solaris 2.0 (Operating System). It has been classified as critical. Affected is an unknown code of the component fsck. 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. CVE summarizes:

in solaris 2.2 and 2.3 when fsck fails on startup it allows a local user with physical access to obtain root access.

The weakness was presented 12/16/1993. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-1999-0334. 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. When fsck fails on startup, it allows a local user with physical access to obtain root access.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 82277), X-Force (552) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-56320). See 13667 and 13665 for similar entries.





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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

CVE: CVE-1999-0334 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 82277 - Solaris CVE-1999-0334 Local Security Vulnerability
X-Force: 552
Vulnerability Center: 56320 - Solaris 2.2, 2.3 Local Security Bypass in fsck(8) on Startup, High

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Created: 06/17/2014 12:56 PM
Updated: 07/23/2018 07:36 AM
Changes: (8) 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_securityfocus_date source_securityfocus_class
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