Sun SunOS NIS Finger denial of service

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A vulnerability has been found in Sun SunOS (Operating System) (affected version unknown) and classified as problematic. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown function of the component NIS Finger. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-404. As an impact it is known to affect availability. The summary by CVE is:

NIS finger allows an attacker to conduct a denial of service via a large number of finger requests, resulting in a large number of NIS queries.

The weakness was released 06/29/1998 as I-070 as not defined advisory (CIAC). The advisory is shared at ciac.org. This vulnerability is known as CVE-1999-0797. The exploitation appears to be difficult. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1499 for this issue.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

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Class: Denial of service
CWE: CWE-404
ATT&CK: T1499

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06/19/2014 +5834 days 🔍
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Vendor: https://www.oracle.com/sun/

Advisory: I-070
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-1999-0797 (🔍)

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Created: 06/19/2014 04:02 PM
Updated: 04/03/2019 08:46 PM
Changes: (10) software_type 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_cve_nvd_published source_cve_nvd_summary vulnerability_cwe
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