Sun Solaris 2.4 Coredump Local Privilege Escalation

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A vulnerability was found in Sun Solaris 2.4 (Operating System). It has been classified as problematic. This affects an unknown functionality of the component Coredump. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

solaris 2.4 before kernel jumbo patch -35 allows set-gid programs to dump core even if the real user id is not in the set-gid group which allows local users to overwrite or create files at higher privileges by causing a core dump e.g. through dmesg.

The weakness was shared 08/03/1996 by Jungseok Roh with AIST as not defined posting (Bugtraq). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-1999-1413. The exploitability is told to be easy. An attack has to be approached locally. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available.

Upgrading to version 2.5 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at SecurityFocus (BID 296). The entries 13752, 13747, 13746 and 13745 are related to this item.





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VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.7

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Class: Unknown
CWE: Unknown
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Upgrade: Solaris 2.5


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Researcher: Jungseok Roh
Organization: AIST
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-1999-1413 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 296 - Solaris Coredump Vulnerbility

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Created: 06/17/2014 05:16 PM
Updated: 05/18/2018 09:21 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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