Sun Solaris 2.5.1/2.6/7.0 X Window improper authentication

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A vulnerability was found in Sun Solaris 2.5.1/2.6/7.0 (Operating System). It has been declared as very critical. This vulnerability affects an unknown functionality of the component X Window. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a weak authentication vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-287. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

guessable magic cookies in x windows allows remote attackers to execute commands e.g. through xterm.

The weakness was shared 11/01/1995. This vulnerability was named CVE-1999-0241. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. Technical details are unknown but an exploit is available. The structure of the vulnerability defines a possible price range of USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 07/22/2018). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product decreasing in the near future.

It is declared as highly functional.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 80913), X-Force (334) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-56172). The entry 13713 is related to this item.


  • Sun Solaris 2.5/2.5.1/2.6/7.0





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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: Weak authentication
CWE: CWE-287
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Highly functional

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Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-1999-0241 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 80913 - X11r6 CVE-1999-0241 Remote Security Vulnerability
X-Force: 334
Vulnerability Center: 56172 - X Windows Remote Code Execution Vulnerability due to Guessable Magic Cookies, Critical

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Created: 06/17/2014 04:42 PM
Updated: 07/22/2018 10:08 AM
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