SCO Unix 3.2/4.0/4.1/4.2 pt_chmod privileges management

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A vulnerability classified as critical was found in SCO Unix 3.2/4.0/4.1/4.2 (Operating System). This vulnerability affects an unknown code block of the component pt_chmod. 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. CVE summarizes:

unspecified vulnerability in pt_chmod in sco unix 4.2 and earlier allows local users to gain root access.

The weakness was published 11/30/1994 (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability was named CVE-1999-1302. The exploitation appears to be easy. Local access is required to approach this attack. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at X-Force (7586). Similar entries are available at 13693, 13692 and 13691.


  • SCO Open Desktop 2.0/3.0





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VulDB Meta Temp Score: 8.4

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

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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11/30/1994 🔍
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04/09/2004 +3417 days 🔍
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Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-1999-1302 (🔍)
X-Force: 7586 - SCO pt_chmod command allows local attackers root access
OSVDB: 8797 - SCO pt_chmod Local Privilege Escalation

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Created: 06/17/2014 01:28 PM
Updated: 05/18/2018 09:18 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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