HP HP-UX 9/10 ftpd/kftpd privileges management

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A vulnerability classified as very critical was found in HP HP-UX 9/10 (Operating System). This vulnerability affects some unknown processing of the component ftpd/kftpd. 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:

vulnerability in ftpd/kftpd in hp-ux 10.x and 9.x allows local and possibly remote users to gain root privileges.

The weakness was disclosed 02/02/1997 as HPSBUX9702-055 as not defined advisory (Bugtraq). The advisory is shared for download at marc.theaimsgroup.com. This vulnerability was named CVE-1999-1160. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $0-$5k (estimation calculated on 05/18/2018).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at X-Force (7437). Additional details are provided at ciac.llnl.gov. The entry 13849 is 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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Vendor: https://www.hp.com/

Advisory: HPSBUX9702-055
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-1999-1160 (🔍)
X-Force: 7437 - HP-UX FTP and kftp allows users to access files with root privileges

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Created: 06/18/2014 12:49 AM
Updated: 05/18/2018 10:07 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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