Rxvt -print-pipe privileges management

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A vulnerability has been found in Rxvt and classified as critical. This vulnerability affects an unknown function. The manipulation of the argument -print-pipe 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:

rxvt when compiled with the print_pipe option in various linux operating systems including linux slackware 3.0 and redhat 2.1 allows local users to gain root privileges by specifying a malicious program using the -print-pipe command line parameter.

The weakness was published 01/02/1996 as not defined paper (Bugtraq). The advisory is shared for download at marc.theaimsgroup.com. This vulnerability was named CVE-1999-1186. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack needs to be approached locally. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability.

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  • Red Hat Linux 2.1
  • Slackware Linux 3.0

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

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Advisory: marc.theaimsgroup.com
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-1999-1186 (🔍)

Entryinfoedit

Created: 06/17/2014 04:47 PM
Updated: 04/03/2019 02:31 PM
Changes: (9) vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_av vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ac vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_au vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ci vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ii vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ai source_cve_nvd_published source_cve_nvd_summary vulnerability_cwe
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