SGI IRIX 5.3/6.1/6.2/6.3 fam Service privileges management

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in SGI IRIX 5.3/6.1/6.2/6.3 (Operating System). This affects an unknown code of the component fam Service. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-269. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality.

The issue has been introduced in 11/01/1994. The weakness was released 06/14/1997 by SecurNET with Secure Networks Inc. (Website). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-1999-0059. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 956 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 10216 , which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment.

Upgrading to version 6.4 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 353), X-Force (325), Vulnerability Center (SBV-201) and Tenable (10216). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 13945, 13944 and 13943.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.2

VulDB Base Score: 7.5
VulDB Temp Score: 7.2
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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-269
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 10216
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: IRIX 6.4
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11/01/1994 🔍
06/14/1997 +956 days 🔍
07/14/1997 +30 days 🔍
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09/12/2002 +1886 days 🔍
10/23/2002 +40 days 🔍
06/18/2014 +4256 days 🔍
04/18/2016 +670 days 🔍
05/05/2019 +1112 days 🔍



Researcher: SecurNET
Organization: Secure Networks Inc.
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-1999-0059 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 353 - IRIX fam service Vulnerability
X-Force: 325
Vulnerability Center: 201 - IRIX Fam Service Discloses File List on Server, Medium
OSVDB: 164 - IRIX File Alteration Monitor (fam) Arbitrary Directory Listing

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Created: 06/18/2014 12:20 PM
Updated: 05/05/2019 02:56 PM
Changes: (2) source_securityfocus_date source_securityfocus_class
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