ISC INN up to 2.2 inews memory corruption

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in ISC INN up to 2.2. Affected is some unknown functionality of the component inews. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-119. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was shared 09/01/1999 with Redhat (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-1999-0705. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available.

A public exploit has been developed in ANSI C. It is declared as proof-of-concept. The exploit is shared for download at As 0-day the estimated underground price was around $5k-$25k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 10129 (INN < 1.6 Multiple Vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Gain a shell remotely and running in the context remote.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 616), X-Force (3170), Vulnerability Center (SBV-24) and Tenable (10129). The entries 13782 and 13951 are related to this item.




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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.6

VulDB Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Temp Score: 6.6
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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
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Nessus ID: 10129
Nessus Name: INN < 1.6 Multiple Vulnerabilities
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08/25/1999 🔍
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05/04/2019 +631 days 🔍



Organization: Redhat
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-1999-0705 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 616 - Multiple Vendor INN inews Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
X-Force: 3170
Vulnerability Center: 24 - Buffer Overflow in INN Inews Program, Critical

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Created: 06/21/2014 09:50 PM
Updated: 05/04/2019 04:52 PM
Changes: (6) advisory_company_name exploit_availability exploit_publicity exploit_url source_securityfocus_date source_securityfocus_class
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