Sun Solaris 2.0 WorkMan privileges management

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in Sun Solaris 2.0 (Operating System). Affected is an unknown functionality of the component WorkMan. 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, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

the workman program can be used to overwrite any file to get root access.

The weakness was published 10/28/1996. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-1999-0277. The exploitability is told to be easy. Local access is required to approach this attack. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (435) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-56290).





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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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09/01/1996 🔍
10/27/1996 +57 days 🔍
10/28/1996 +0 days 🔍
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06/17/2014 +6441 days 🔍
01/30/2016 +592 days 🔍
07/23/2018 +904 days 🔍



Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-1999-0277 (🔍)
X-Force: 435
Vulnerability Center: 56290 - WorkMan Local Host Privileges due to tmpfile Symlink Bug, High
SecurityFocus: 82089 - Solaris CVE-1999-0277 Local Security Vulnerability


Created: 06/17/2014 05:35 PM
Updated: 07/23/2018 07:30 AM
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