Digital Unix 3 dxchpwd dxchpwd.log privileges management

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A vulnerability was found in Digital Unix 3 (Operating System). It has been classified as problematic. Affected is an unknown function of the file dxchpwd.log of the component dxchpwd. 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 integrity. CVE summarizes:

dxchpwd in digital unix (osf/1) 3.x allows local users to modify arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the dxchpwd.log file.

The weakness was released 11/17/1996 as not defined posting (Bugtraq). The advisory is shared for download at marc.theaimsgroup.com. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-1999-1221. The exploitability is told to be easy. The attack needs to be approached locally. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at X-Force (399).

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

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Advisory: marc.theaimsgroup.com
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-1999-1221 (🔍)
X-Force: 399 - dixchpwd tmpfile symlink bug

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Created: 06/17/2014 05:40 PM
Updated: 05/18/2018 09:23 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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