Sun Solaris 2.0/2.1/2.2/2.3/2.4 Expreserve privileges management

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A vulnerability classified as problematic has been found in Sun Solaris 2.0/2.1/2.2/2.3/2.4 (Operating System). Affected is an unknown code of the component Expreserve. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-269. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality. CVE summarizes:

expreserve as used in vi and ex allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files and gain root access.

The weakness was disclosed 08/15/1996 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-1999-0132. The exploitability is told to be easy. The attack needs to be approached locally. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. Technical details are unknown but an exploit is available.

An exploit has been developed in ANSI C. It is declared as proof-of-concept. The exploit is shared for download at As 0-day the estimated underground price was around $5k-$25k.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at X-Force (401). The entry 13749 is pretty similar.


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VulDB Meta Base Score: 4.0
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 3.6

VulDB Base Score: 4.0
VulDB Temp Score: 3.6
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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-269
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Status: Proof-of-Concept
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Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-1999-0132 (🔍)
X-Force: 401
OSVDB: 11723 - expreserve Race Condition Arbitrary File Overwrite Privilege Escalation

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Created: 06/17/2014 05:17 PM
Updated: 05/18/2018 09:22 AM
Changes: (9) vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_av vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ac vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_au vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ci vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ii vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ai exploit_url source_osvdb_create source_xforce
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