IBM AIX 3.2/4.1 rpc.ypupdated privileges management

entryeditHistoryDiffjsonxmlCTI
CVSS Meta Temp Score
CVSS is a standardized scoring system to determine possibilities of attacks. The Temp Score considers temporal factors like disclosure, exploit and countermeasures. The unique Meta Score calculates the average score of different sources to provide a normalized scoring system.
Current Exploit Price (≈)
Our analysts are monitoring exploit markets and are in contact with vulnerability brokers. The range indicates the observed or calculated exploit price to be seen on exploit markets. A good indicator to understand the monetary effort required for and the popularity of an attack.
CTI Interest Score
Our Cyber Threat Intelligence team is monitoring different web sites, mailing lists, exploit markets and social media networks. The CTI Interest Score identifies the interest of attackers and the security community for this specific vulnerability in real-time. A high score indicates an elevated risk to be targeted for this vulnerability.
8.8$0-$5k0.00

A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in IBM AIX 3.2/4.1 (Operating System). This affects some unknown processing of the component rpc.ypupdated. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-269. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 12/01/1995. The weakness was shared 12/12/1995 (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at patches.sgi.com. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-1999-0208. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available.

After before and not just, there has been an exploit disclosed. It is declared as proof-of-concept. The exploit is shared for download at saintcorporation.com. The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 1441 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $5k-$25k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 31683 (Multiple Vendor NIS rpc.ypupdated YP Map Update Arbitrary Remote Command Execution), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family RPC and running in the context remote.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. Attack attempts may be identified with Snort ID 591. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 6023.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 1749), X-Force (110), Vulnerability Center (SBV-20164) and Tenable (31683).

Affectededit

  • IBM AIX 3.2/4.1
  • SGI IRIX up to 5.2

Productinfoedit

Type

Vendor

Name

CPE 2.3infoedit

CPE 2.2infoedit

CVSSv3infoedit

VulDB Meta Base Score: 9.8
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 8.8

VulDB Base Score: 9.8
VulDB Temp Score: 8.8
VulDB Vector: 🔍
VulDB Reliability: 🔍

CVSSv2infoedit

AVACAuCIA
🔍🔍🔍🔍🔍🔍
🔍🔍🔍🔍🔍🔍
🔍🔍🔍🔍🔍🔍
VectorComplexityAuthenticationConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
unlockunlockunlockunlockunlockunlock
unlockunlockunlockunlockunlockunlock
unlockunlockunlockunlockunlockunlock

VulDB Base Score: 🔍
VulDB Temp Score: 🔍
VulDB Reliability: 🔍

NVD Base Score: 🔍

Exploitinginfoedit

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

Local: No
Remote: Yes

Availability: 🔍
Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
Download: 🔍

Price Prediction: 🔍
Current Price Estimation: 🔍

0-Dayunlockunlockunlockunlock
Todayunlockunlockunlockunlock

Nessus ID: 31683
Nessus Name: Multiple Vendor NIS rpc.ypupdated YP Map Update Arbitrary Remote Command Execution
Nessus File: 🔍
Nessus Risk: 🔍
Nessus Family: 🔍
Nessus Context: 🔍

OpenVAS ID: 80036
OpenVAS Name: strcat(|sleep , sleep, true > /dev/null
OpenVAS File: 🔍
OpenVAS Family: 🔍

Saint ID: exploit_info/ypupdated
Saint Name: rpc.ypupdated command injection vulnerability

Threat Intelligenceinfoedit

Threat: 🔍
Adversaries: 🔍
Geopolitics: 🔍
Economy: 🔍
Predictions: 🔍
Remediation: 🔍

Countermeasuresinfoedit

Recommended: Upgrade
Status: 🔍

0-Day Time: 🔍
Snort ID: 591
Snort Message: PROTOCOL-RPC portmap ypupdated request TCP
Snort Class: 🔍
TippingPoint: 🔍

McAfee IPS: 🔍
McAfee IPS Version: 🔍

SourceFire IPS: 🔍
ISS Proventia IPS: 🔍
PaloAlto IPS: 🔍

Timelineinfoedit

01/01/1992 🔍
12/19/1994 +1083 days 🔍
12/01/1995 +347 days 🔍
12/12/1995 +11 days 🔍
12/12/1995 +0 days 🔍
12/19/1995 +7 days 🔍
04/09/2004 +3033 days 🔍
03/28/2008 +1449 days 🔍
06/02/2008 +66 days 🔍
12/08/2008 +189 days 🔍
06/17/2014 +2017 days 🔍
05/13/2018 +1426 days 🔍
08/21/2019 +465 days 🔍

Sourcesinfoedit

Vendor: https://www.ibm.com/

Advisory: patches.sgi.com
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-1999-0208 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 1749 - Multiple Vendor RPC.YPUpdated Command Execution Vulnerability
X-Force: 110
Vulnerability Center: 20164 - rpc.ypupdated cmd exec, High
OSVDB: 11517 - Multiple Vendor NIS rpc.ypupdated YP Map Update Arbitrary Remote Command Execution

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20161013

Entryinfoedit

Created: 06/17/2014 04:46 PM
Updated: 08/21/2019 04:18 PM
Changes: (1) vulnerability_discoverydate
Complete: 🔍

Comments

No comments yet. Please log in to comment.

Are you interested in using VulDB?

Download the whitepaper to learn more about our service!