Sun Solaris 2.5/2.5.1 Kodak Color Management System privileges management

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A vulnerability has been found in Sun Solaris 2.5/2.5.1 (Operating System) and classified as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is some unknown processing of the component Kodak Color Management System. 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.

The bug was discovered 07/01/1996. The weakness was disclosed 07/31/1996. This vulnerability is known as CVE-1999-0136. The exploitation appears to be easy. Attacking locally is a requirement. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 30 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $5k-$25k.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 80403), X-Force (482) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-21310). The entries 13749, 13746 and 13745 are pretty similar.


  • Sun SunOS 5.5/5.5.1





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 8.4
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 8.0

VulDB 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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OpenVAS ID: 855335
OpenVAS Name: Solaris Update for kpasswd, and 109224-11
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Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-1999-0136 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 80403 - Solaris CVE-1999-0136 Local Security Vulnerability
X-Force: 482
Vulnerability Center: 21310 - Solaris KCMS kcms_configure and kcms_calibrate Local Root Access Vulnerability, High
OSVDB: 8200 - CVE-1999-0136 - Kodak - Color Management System - Unspecified Issue

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Created: 06/17/2014 05:14 PM
Updated: 08/30/2019 08:27 PM
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