Sun SunOS 5.4/5.5/5.5.1 vold privileges management

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A vulnerability was found in Sun SunOS 5.4/5.5/5.5.1 (Operating System). It has been declared as critical. This vulnerability affects some unknown functionality of the component vold. 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 07/02/1996. The weakness was published 08/06/1996 (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability was named CVE-1999-0134. 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.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 35 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 80391), X-Force (434) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-55742).





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

VulDB Base Score: 8.4
VulDB Temp Score: 8.0
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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-269
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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07/01/1996 🔍
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08/06/1996 +35 days 🔍
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06/17/2014 +3721 days 🔍
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07/05/2018 +898 days 🔍



Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-1999-0134 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 80391 - SunOS CVE-1999-0134 Local Security Vulnerability
X-Force: 434
Vulnerability Center: 55742 - Sun Solaris 2.x before 2.6 Local Privilege Escalation in vold, High
OSVDB: 8159 - Solaris vold Insecure Temporary File Creation


Created: 06/17/2014 05:16 PM
Updated: 07/05/2018 08:59 AM
Changes: (10) vulnerability_discoverydate 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_osvdb_create source_securityfocus_date source_securityfocus_class
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