Sun Solaris 2.3/2.4/2.5/2.5.1 eeprom memory corruption

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in Sun Solaris 2.3/2.4/2.5/2.5.1 (Operating System). This affects an unknown functionality of the component eeprom. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-119. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

buffer overflow in eeprom in solaris 2.5.1 and earlier allows local users to gain root privileges via a long command line argument.

The weakness was disclosed 06/24/1997 with Sun Microsystems as 00143 as confirmed advisory (Website). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-1999-1192. The exploitability is told to be easy. An attack has to be approached locally. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available.

Upgrading to version 2.6 or 7.0 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at SecurityFocus (BID 206). The entry 13918 is pretty similar.





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

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Upgrade: Solaris 2.6/7.0


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Advisory: 00143
Organization: Sun Microsystems
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-1999-1192 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 206 - Solaris eeprom Vulnerability

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Created: 06/18/2014 11:51 AM
Updated: 05/19/2018 09:50 AM
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