HP HP-UX 10.20 UID/GID privileges management

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A vulnerability was found in HP HP-UX 10.20 (Operating System). It has been declared as problematic. Affected by this vulnerability is some unknown processing of the component UID/GID Handler. The manipulation with the input value 60001 leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-269. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

certain programs in hp-ux 10.20 do not properly handle large user ids (uid) or group ids (gid) over 60000 which could allow local users to gain privileges.

The weakness was disclosed 07/31/1997 as H-09 as not defined advisory (CIAC). The advisory is shared at ciac.llnl.gov. This vulnerability is known as CVE-1999-1308. 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 known, but no exploit is available.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at X-Force (7594). Additional details are provided at ciac.llnl.gov.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.9
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.7

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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-269
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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07/31/1997 🔍
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06/18/2014 +6166 days 🔍
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Vendor: https://www.hp.com/

Advisory: H-09
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-1999-1308 (🔍)
X-Force: 7594 - HP 9000 large user and group IDs privilege escalation

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Created: 06/18/2014 03:52 PM
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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