Ipswitch WS FTP Server/IMail privileges management

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A vulnerability was found in Ipswitch WS FTP Server and IMail (Mail Server Software) (unknown version). It has been rated as problematic. This issue affects an unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-269. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

IPswitch IMail allows local users to gain additional privileges and modify or add mail accounts by setting the "flags" registry key to 1920.

The weakness was published 01/02/1999 by Marc with eEye as not defined posting (NTBugtraq). It is possible to read the advisory at marc.theaimsgroup.com. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-1999-1170. The exploitation is known to be easy. Attacking locally is a requirement. No form of authentication is needed for a successful 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 (1725) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-4707). Similar entry is available at 14483.





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

VulDB Base Score: 5.9
VulDB 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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Upgrade: marc.theaimsgroup.com
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01/02/1999 🔍
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06/20/2014 +3631 days 🔍
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Vendor: https://www.ipswitch.com/

Advisory: marc.theaimsgroup.com
Researcher: Marc
Organization: eEye
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-1999-1170 (🔍)
X-Force: 1725
Vulnerability Center: 4707 - IPSwitch Imail Enables Local Privilege Elevation via \x27Flags\x27 Registry Key, Low
SecurityFocus: 218 - IMail Server and WS_FTP Server Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

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Created: 06/20/2014 12:32 PM
Updated: 05/22/2019 09:23 PM
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