HP HP-UX 9.04/9.05 sysdiag privileges management

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A vulnerability classified as critical was found in HP HP-UX 9.04/9.05 (Operating System). This vulnerability affects an unknown function of the component sysdiag. 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:

hpux sysdiag allows local users to gain root privileges via a symlink attack during log file creation.

The weakness was disclosed 09/21/1996 as not defined posting (Bugtraq). The advisory is available at marc.theaimsgroup.com. This vulnerability was named CVE-1999-0961. The exploitation appears to be difficult. 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.

Upgrading to version 10 eliminates this vulnerability.

The entries 13765 and 13764 are pretty similar.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.4
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.1

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

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Upgrade: HP-UX 10


09/21/1996 🔍
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06/17/2014 +6478 days 🔍
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Vendor: https://www.hp.com/

Advisory: marc.theaimsgroup.com
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-1999-0961 (🔍)
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Created: 06/17/2014 05:29 PM
Updated: 06/21/2018 09:06 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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