Sun Solaris 2.0 rcS/mountall privileges management

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in Sun Solaris 2.0 (Operating System). This affects an unknown code of the component rcS/mountall. 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 summary by CVE is:

The (1) rcS and (2) mountall programs in Sun Solaris 2.x, possibly before 2.4, start a privileged shell on the system console if fsck fails while the system is booting, which allows attackers with physical access to gain root privileges.

The weakness was released 12/31/1999 as not defined advisory (Website). The advisory is shared at sunsolve.sun.com. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-1999-1585 since 08/30/2005. The exploitability is told to be easy. An attack has to be approached locally. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available.

Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem.

Entry connected to this vulnerability is available at 15203.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 8.4
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 8.0

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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-269
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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12/31/1999 🔍
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Vendor: https://www.oracle.com/sun/

Advisory: sunsolve.sun.com
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-1999-1585 (🔍)
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Created: 06/23/2014 01:13 PM
Updated: 05/22/2018 10:52 AM
Changes: (1) source_cve_assigned
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