Sun Solaris 2.4/2.5.1 aspppd tmp/.asppp.fifo privileges management

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A vulnerability has been found in Sun Solaris 2.4/2.5.1 (Operating System) and classified as critical. This vulnerability affects some unknown functionality of the file tmp/.asppp.fifo of the component aspppd. 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. CVE summarizes:

aspppd on solaris 2.5 x86 allows local users to modify arbitrary files and gain root privileges via a symlink attack on the /tmp/.asppp.fifo file.

The weakness was disclosed 12/20/1996 by Thamer Al-Herbish (Shadow) as not defined posting (Bugtraq). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability was named CVE-1999-1026. 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 known technical details, but no exploit is available.

Upgrading to version 2.6 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at SecurityFocus (BID 292).





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

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Upgrade: Solaris 2.6


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Researcher: Thamer Al-Herbish (Shadow)
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-1999-1026 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 292 - Solaris aspppd Insecure Temporary File Creation Vulnerability


Created: 06/17/2014 06:05 PM
Updated: 05/18/2018 09:24 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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