SCO OpenServer 5.0/5.0.2 Kernel privileges management

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A vulnerability has been found in SCO OpenServer 5.0/5.0.2 (Operating System) and classified as critical. This vulnerability affects an unknown code of the component Kernel. The manipulation 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:

vulnerability in a kernel error handling routine in sco openserver 5.0.2 and earlier and sco internet faststart 1.0 allows local users to gain root privileges.

The weakness was presented 06/07/1996 as 96:001 as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is available at ftp.sco.com. This vulnerability was named CVE-1999-1253. The exploitation appears to be easy. Local access is required to approach this attack. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available.

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 (1965). Additional details are provided at cert.org.

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  • SCO Internet FastStart 1.0

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 8.4
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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-269
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Sourcesinfoedit

Vendor: http://www.sco.com/

Advisory: 96:001
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-1999-1253 (🔍)
X-Force: 1965 - SCO kernel issue could allow unauthorized root access

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Entryinfoedit

Created: 06/17/2014 05:05 PM
Updated: 05/18/2018 09:20 AM
Changes: (6) vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_av vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ac vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_au vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ci vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ii vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ai
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