Sun Solaris 2.4/2.5 pcnfsd RPC Call privileges management

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A vulnerability was found in Sun Solaris 2.4/2.5 (Operating System). It has been classified as problematic. This affects an unknown code of the component pcnfsd. The manipulation as part of a RPC Call leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-269. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality.

The weakness was released 04/18/1996. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-1999-0078. Attacking locally is a requirement. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. Attack attempts may be identified with Snort ID 581. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 625.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 5378), X-Force (415) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-650). Entry connected to this vulnerability is available at 13732.


  • Sun Solaris 2.4/2.5/4.0
  • IBM AIX 3.2/4.1/4.2





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VulDB Meta Temp Score: 3.8

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

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Snort ID: 581
Snort Message: PROTOCOL-RPC portmap pcnfsd request UDP
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Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-1999-0078 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 5378 - Multiple Vendor PCNFSD Remote Command Execution Vulnerability
X-Force: 415
Vulnerability Center: 650 - RPC.pcnfsd Allows Local File Permission Elevation, Critical

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Created: 06/17/2014 05:00 PM
Updated: 05/08/2019 06:30 AM
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