Sun Solaris 2.4/2.5/2.5.1/2.6 dtmail Attachment memory corruption

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in Sun Solaris 2.4/2.5/2.5.1/2.6 (Operating System). This affects an unknown functionality of the component dtmail. The manipulation as part of a Attachment leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-119. The software performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Multiple buffer overflows in how dtmail handles attachments allows a remote attacker to execute commands.

The weakness was released 08/31/1998 with Sun Microsystems as 00181 as confirmed advisory (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-1999-0065. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (1367) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-573). Entry connected to this vulnerability is available at 14214.






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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.0

VulDB Base Score: 7.3
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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Advisory: 00181
Organization: Sun Microsystems
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-1999-0065 (🔍)
X-Force: 1367
Vulnerability Center: 573 - Buffer Overflows in Solaris dtmail Attachment Handling Allows Arbitrary Command Execution, Critical
SecurityFocus: 175 - Solaris dtmail Vulnerability

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Created: 06/19/2014 05:21 PM
Updated: 05/07/2019 02:41 PM
Changes: 06/19/2014 05:21 PM (61), 05/07/2019 02:41 PM (3)
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