HP HP-UX swinstall/swmodify privileges management

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in HP HP-UX (Operating System) (affected version not known). Affected by this issue is an unknown function of the component swinstall/swmodify. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-269. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

swinstall and swmodify commands in sd-ux package in hp-ux systems allow local users to create or overwrite arbitrary files to gain root access.

The bug was discovered 10/06/1996. The weakness was published 12/19/1996. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-1999-0127. The exploitation is known to be easy. Local access is required to approach this attack. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 74 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $5k-$25k.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 80399), X-Force (1435) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-20895). Similar entries are available at 13794 and 13788.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 8.4
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 8.0

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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Recommended: Upgrade
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Vendor: https://www.hp.com/

Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-1999-0127 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 80399 - HP-UX CVE-1999-0127 Local Security Vulnerability
X-Force: 1435
Vulnerability Center: 20895 - HP-UX 9.0 Through 10.24 SD-UX Package Local Data Manipulation and Root Access Vulnerability, High
OSVDB: 5846 - HP-UX swinstall and swmodify programs allow any user to create files

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Created: 06/17/2014 06:03 PM
Updated: 08/27/2019 10:53 AM
Changes: (5) vulnerability_discoverydate source_osvdb source_osvdb_title source_securityfocus_date source_securityfocus_class
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