Digital Osf 1 3.2c dxconsole -file privileges management

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A vulnerability was found in Digital Osf 1 3.2c and classified as problematic. Affected by this issue is an unknown part of the component dxconsole. The manipulation of the argument -file with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-269. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

dxconsole in dec osf/1 3.2c and earlier allows local users to read arbitrary files by specifying the file with the -file parameter.

The weakness was published 04/03/1996 as VB-96.05 as not defined advisory (CERT.org). The advisory is available at cert.org. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-1999-1103. The exploitation is known to be easy. Local access is required to approach this attack. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. Technical details are known, but there is no available exploit.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at X-Force (7138). tao.ca is providing further details.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.9
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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-269
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Advisory: VB-96.05
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-1999-1103 (🔍)
X-Force: 7138 - OSF/1 dxconsole could alllow a local attacker to gain elevated privileges

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Created: 06/17/2014 04:58 PM
Updated: 04/03/2019 02:45 PM
Changes: (11) 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 source_xforce_title source_xforce_identifier vulnerability_cwe
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