SGI IRIX up to 6.2 fsdump privileges management

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A vulnerability classified as critical was found in SGI IRIX up to 6.2 (Operating System). This vulnerability affects an unknown code of the component fsdump. 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.

The issue has been introduced in 09/01/1993. The weakness was published 12/03/1996 by Yuri Volobuev (FIRST) with AIST as 19970301-01-P as not defined advisory (Website). The advisory is shared for download at patches.sgi.com. This vulnerability was named CVE-1999-0044. 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.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 1189 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k.

Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at patches.sgi.com.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 355), X-Force (2106) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-561). Similar entry is available at 13783.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 8.4
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VulDB Base Score: 8.4
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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-269
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Patch: patches.sgi.com

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Vendor: http://www.sgi.com/

Advisory: 19970301-01-P
Researcher: Yuri Volobuev (FIRST)
Organization: AIST
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-1999-0044 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 355 - IRIX fsdump Vulnerability
X-Force: 2106
Vulnerability Center: 561 - IRIX fsdump Command Allows Local Privilege Elevation, Medium

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Created: 06/17/2014 05:44 PM
Updated: 05/07/2019 12:32 PM
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