ISC INN 1.4sec/1.4sec2/1.4unoff3/1.4unoff4/1.5 Metacharacter newgroup/rmgroup Control Messages privileges management

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A vulnerability, which was classified as very critical, was found in ISC INN 1.4sec/1.4sec2/1.4unoff3/1.4unoff4/1.5. Affected is some unknown processing of the component Metacharacter Handler. The manipulation as part of a newgroup/rmgroup Control Messages 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:

command execution via shell metachars in inn daemon (innd) 1.5 using "newgroup" and "rmgroup" control messages and others.

The weakness was disclosed 12/04/1996. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-1999-0043. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. The structure of the vulnerability defines a possible price range of USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 05/18/2018). This vulnerability has a historic impact due to its background and reception.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 10129 (INN < 1.6 Multiple Vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Gain a shell remotely and running in the context remote.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 1443) and Tenable (10129). The entries 13951 and 14814 are pretty similar.




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VulDB Meta Temp Score: 9.4

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

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 10129
Nessus Name: INN < 1.6 Multiple Vulnerabilities
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12/04/1996 🔍
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Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-1999-0043 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 1443

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Created: 06/17/2014 05:46 PM
Updated: 05/18/2018 09:23 AM
Changes: (7) vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_av vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ac vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_au vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ci vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ii vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ai source_securityfocus
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