Sun Solaris 2.5/2.5.1/7.0 Setuid File rmmount.conf privileges management

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A vulnerability has been found in Sun Solaris 2.5/2.5.1/7.0 (Operating System) and classified as critical. This vulnerability affects an unknown part of the file rmmount.conf of the component Setuid File Handler. 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:

rmmount in sunos 5.7 may mount file systems without the nosuid flag set contrary to the documentation and its use in previous versions of sunos which could allow local users with physical access to gain root privileges by mounting a floppy or cd-rom that contains a setuid program and running volcheck when the file systems do not have the nosuid option specified in rmmount.conf.

The weakness was disclosed 05/10/1995 by Jonas Stahre as confirmed posting (Bugtraq). The advisory is available at This vulnerability was named CVE-1999-1080. The exploitation appears to be easy. Local access is required to approach this attack. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. Technical details are known, but there is no available exploit.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 250) and X-Force (8350).





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VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.3

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

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Status: Unproven

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Researcher: Jonas Stahre
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-1999-1080 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 250 - Solaris rmmount Setuid Files Vulnerability
X-Force: 8350 - Sun Solaris rmmount utility allows a local attacker to gain root privileges


Created: 06/17/2014 03:49 PM
Updated: 04/03/2019 02:25 PM
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