FreeBSD 2.0/2.0.5/2.1.0/2.2 man Command Local Privilege Escalation

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A vulnerability classified as problematic has been found in FreeBSD 2.0/2.0.5/2.1.0/2.2 (Operating System). Affected is an unknown function of the component man Command. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

manual page reader (man) in freebsd 2.2 and earlier allows local users to gain privileges via a sequence of commands.

The weakness was shared 05/23/1996 as FreeBSD-SA-96:11 as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-1999-1313. The exploitability is told to be easy. Local access is required to approach this attack. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 879.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (7348) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-23332). Further details are available at The entry 13733 is related to this item.




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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.9
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.7

VulDB Base Score: 5.9
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Class: Unknown
CWE: Unknown
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Advisory: FreeBSD-SA-96:11
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-1999-1313 (🔍)
X-Force: 7348
Vulnerability Center: 23332 - FreeBSD <= 2.2 Manual Page Reader Local Privileges Escalation Vulnerability, High

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Created: 06/17/2014 05:02 PM
Updated: 02/13/2017 10:33 AM
Changes: (7) 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_tippingpoint_id
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