Sun Solaris 2.3/2.4 NIS+ nss_nisplus.so.1 memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Sun Solaris 2.3/2.4 (Operating System). It has been classified as critical. Affected is an unknown code block in the library nss_nisplus.so.1 of the component NIS+. 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. CVE summarizes:

buffer overflow in nss_nisplus.so.1 library in nis+ in solaris 2.3 and 2.4 allows local users to gain root privileges.

The weakness was released 07/30/1997 as 0148 as not defined advisory (Website). The advisory is shared for download at sunsolve.sun.com. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-1999-1419. The exploitability is told to be easy. The attack needs to be approached locally. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at SecurityFocus (BID 219). Entry connected to this vulnerability is available at 13959.

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VulDB Meta Temp Score: 8.9

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

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Vendor: https://www.oracle.com/sun/

Advisory: 0148
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-1999-1419 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 219 - Solaris nss_nisplus.so.1 NIS+ Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

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Created: 06/18/2014 03:51 PM
Updated: 05/19/2018 09:50 AM
Changes: (8) vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_av vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ac vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_au vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ci vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ii vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ai source_securityfocus_date source_securityfocus_class
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