SGI IRIX up to 6.3 Library LD_LIBRARY_PATH Remote Code Execution

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A vulnerability was found in SGI IRIX up to 6.3 (Operating System) and classified as very critical. Affected by this issue is some unknown processing of the component Library Handler. The manipulation of the argument LD_LIBRARY_PATH as part of a Environment Variable leads to a unknown weakness. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

telnet allows a remote client to specify environment variables including ld_library_path allowing an attacker to bypass the normal system libraries and gain root access.

The issue has been introduced in 03/01/1993. The weakness was disclosed 10/13/1995 by Sam Hartman. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-1999-0073. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available. The current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $0-$5k (estimation calculated on 05/07/2019).

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 956 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. Attack attempts may be identified with Snort ID 712. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 9756.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 459), X-Force (67) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-579).

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  • Digital Osf 1 up to 3.2
  • Digital Unix up to 4.0
  • SGI IRIX up to 6.3

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 9.8
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 9.4

VulDB Base Score: 9.8
VulDB Temp Score: 9.4
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Class: Unknown
CWE: Unknown
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Recommended: Upgrade
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Snort ID: 712
Snort Message: PROTOCOL-TELNET ld_library_path
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03/01/1993 🔍
10/13/1995 +956 days 🔍
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12/30/2002 +2635 days 🔍
06/17/2014 +4187 days 🔍
04/18/2016 +671 days 🔍
05/07/2019 +1114 days 🔍

Sourcesinfoedit

Vendor: http://www.sgi.com/

Researcher: Sam Hartman
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-1999-0073 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 459 - Multiple Vendor telnetd Vulnerability
X-Force: 67
Vulnerability Center: 579 - Multiple Vendor telnetd Allows Unauthorized Root Access, High

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Created: 06/17/2014 04:40 PM
Updated: 05/07/2019 03:26 PM
Changes: (3) advisory_person_name source_securityfocus_date source_securityfocus_class
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