SGI IRIX 5.3/6.2/6.3/6.4 cgi-bin privileges management

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in SGI IRIX 5.3/6.2/6.3/6.4 (Operating System). This affects some unknown processing of the component cgi-bin Handler. 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, integrity, and availability.

The issue has been introduced in 11/01/1994. The weakness was released 06/16/1997 by Razvan Dragomirescu as not defined posting (Bugtraq) via Razvan Dragomirescu. It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-1999-0148. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 958 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 10100 (IRIX handler CGI Arbitrary Command Execution), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family CGI abuses and running in the context remote.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. Attack attempts may be identified with Snort ID 1141. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 769.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 380), X-Force (340), Vulnerability Center (SBV-214) and Tenable (10100). Entry connected to this vulnerability is available at 13967.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 8.8
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 8.4

VulDB Base Score: 8.8
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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-269
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 10100
Nessus Name: IRIX handler CGI Arbitrary Command Execution
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Snort ID: 1141
Snort Message: SERVER-WEBAPP handler access
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Researcher: Razvan Dragomirescu
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-1999-0148 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 380 - IRIX cgi-bin handler Vulnerability
X-Force: 340
Vulnerability Center: 214 - IRIX gabdker CGI cmd exec, High

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Created: 06/18/2014 04:09 PM
Updated: 05/05/2019 04:20 PM
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