Matt Wright FormMail formmail.cgi privileges management

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A vulnerability was found in Matt Wright FormMail (affected version unknown). It has been declared as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is some unknown processing of the file formmail.cgi. 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:

formmail cgi program allows remote execution of commands.

The weakness was published 08/02/1995. This vulnerability is known as CVE-1999-0172. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available. The price for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 04/06/2019). Due to its background and reception, this vulnerability has a historic impact.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 10076 (Matthew Wright FormMail CGI (formmail.cgi) Arbitrary Mail Relay), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family CGI abuses.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. Attack attempts may be identified with Snort ID 1610.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 2079), X-Force (299), Vulnerability Center (SBV-219) and Tenable (10076).




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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.0

VulDB Base Score: 7.3
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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-269
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 10076
Nessus Name: Matthew Wright FormMail CGI (formmail.cgi) Arbitrary Mail Relay
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Snort ID: 1610
Snort Message: SERVER-WEBAPP formmail arbitrary command execution attempt
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Suricata ID: 2100884
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04/18/2016 +671 days 🔍
04/06/2019 +1083 days 🔍


Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-1999-0172 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 2079
X-Force: 299
Vulnerability Center: 219 - FormMail CGI was Detected, High


Created: 06/17/2014 04:33 PM
Updated: 04/06/2019 08:50 AM
Changes: (1) source_securityfocus
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