SGI IRIX eject Command memory corruption

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A vulnerability has been found in SGI IRIX (Operating System) (affected version unknown) and classified as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown functionality of the component eject Command. The manipulation with an unknown input 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 07/16/1997 by David Hedley (Website). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is known as CVE-1999-0027. The exploitation appears to be easy. An attack has to be approached locally. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available.

It is declared as proof-of-concept. It is possible to download the exploit at

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 351), X-Force (441) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-550). Similar entries are available at 13948, 13947, 13946 and 13944.





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VulDB Meta Temp Score: 8.4

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

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
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05/25/1997 🔍
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07/16/1997 +52 days 🔍
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04/09/2004 +466 days 🔍
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Researcher: David Hedley
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-1999-0027 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 351 - IRIX eject Vulnerability
X-Force: 441
Vulnerability Center: 550 - Buffer Overflow in SGI IRIX eject Command Enables Root Privileges, Medium
OSVDB: 8424 - IRIX eject Local Overflow

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Created: 06/18/2014 12:55 PM
Updated: 05/07/2019 11:35 AM
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