HP HP-UX 9/10.00/10.01/10.10/10.20 ppl privileges management

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A vulnerability has been found in HP HP-UX 9/10.00/10.01/10.10/10.20 (Operating System) and classified as critical. This vulnerability affects an unknown functionality of the component ppl. 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. CVE summarizes:

ppl program in hp-ux allows local users to create root files through symlinks.

The bug was discovered 09/01/1996. The weakness was released 09/01/1996 as HPSBUX9702-053 as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is shared for download at www1.itrc.hp.com. This vulnerability was named CVE-1999-0324. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack needs to be approached locally. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (419) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-20899).





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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-269
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Vendor: https://www.hp.com/

Advisory: HPSBUX9702-053
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-1999-0324 (🔍)
X-Force: 419
Vulnerability Center: 20899 - HP-UX ppl Program Local Root Files Creation Through Symlinks, High
OSVDB: 9644 - CVE-1999-0324 - HP - HP-UX - Security Bypass Issue


Created: 06/17/2014 05:22 PM
Updated: 08/27/2019 11:20 AM
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