Sun Solaris 2.3/2.4/2.5/2.5.1 rlogin TERM memory corruption

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A vulnerability has been found in Sun Solaris 2.3/2.4/2.5/2.5.1 (Operating System) and classified as very critical. Affected by this vulnerability is some unknown functionality of the component rlogin. The manipulation of the argument TERM as part of a Environment Variable leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-119. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was published 02/06/1997 by FIRST. This vulnerability is known as CVE-1999-0046. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. Technical details and also a public exploit are known. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 05/07/2019). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product decreasing in the near future.

A public exploit has been developed in ANSI C. It is declared as proof-of-concept. It is possible to download the exploit at We expect the 0-day to have been worth approximately $5k-$25k.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 242), X-Force (423) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-562). Similar entry is available at 13857.


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VulDB Meta Temp Score: 9.0

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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
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Researcher: FIRST
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-1999-0046 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 242 - Multiple Vendor rlogin Vulnerability
X-Force: 423
Vulnerability Center: 562 - Buffer Overflow in Multiple Vendor rlogin Program via TERM Variable, Critical

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Created: 06/18/2014 12:54 AM
Updated: 05/07/2019 12:36 PM
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