Sun Solaris up to 4.1.3 expstr memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Sun Solaris up to 4.1.3 (Operating System). It has been declared as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is the function expstr. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-119. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was released 07/03/1996 by 8lgm as 00179 as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is known as CVE-1999-0022. The exploitation appears to be easy. An attack has to be approached locally. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 129), X-Force (540) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-546). Entry connected to this vulnerability is available at 13745.


  • FreeBSD up to 2.1.0
  • IBM AIX up to 4.2
  • SGI IRIX up to 6.4





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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Advisory: 00179
Researcher: 8lgm
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-1999-0022 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 129 - Multiple Vendor Rdist [8LGM] Vulnerability 1996
X-Force: 540
Vulnerability Center: 546 - Buffer Overflow in Multiple Vendor Rdist Allows Unauthorized Root Access, Medium

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Created: 06/17/2014 05:09 PM
Updated: 05/07/2019 11:10 AM
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