Sun Solaris 2.3/2.4/2.5/2.5.1/2.6 Ping Command -i denial of service

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A vulnerability has been found in Sun Solaris 2.3/2.4/2.5/2.5.1/2.6 (Operating System) and classified as problematic. This vulnerability affects some unknown functionality of the component Ping Command. The manipulation of the argument -i with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-404. As an impact it is known to affect availability. CVE summarizes:

ping in solaris 2.3 through 2.6 allows local users to cause a denial of service (crash) via a ping request to a multicast address through the loopback interface e.g. via ping -i.

The weakness was presented 06/26/1997 by Adam Caldwell as not defined posting (Bugtraq). The advisory is available at This vulnerability was named CVE-1999-1423. The exploitation appears to be easy. Local access is required to approach this attack. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. Technical details and also a public exploit are known. This vulnerability is assigned to T1499 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

It is declared as functional.

Upgrading to version 2.6 or 7.0 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at SecurityFocus (BID 209). See 13917 for similar entry.





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Class: Denial of service
CWE: CWE-404
ATT&CK: T1499

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Access: Public
Status: Functional

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Upgrade: Solaris 2.6/7.0


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Researcher: Adam Caldwell
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-1999-1423 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 209 - Solaris Ping Vulnerability

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Created: 06/18/2014 11:55 AM
Updated: 05/19/2018 09:50 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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