SGI IRIX 6.2 midikeys WAV File privileges management

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A vulnerability was found in SGI IRIX 6.2 (Operating System). It has been rated as critical. This issue affects an unknown code block of the component midikeys. The manipulation as part of a WAV File 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:

IRIX soundplayer program allows local users to gain privileges by including shell metacharacters in a .wav file, which is executed via the midikeys program.

The issue has been introduced in 03/01/1996. The weakness was shared 12/31/1999 by FIRST (Website). The advisory is shared at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2000-0013. The exploitation is known to be easy. An attack has to be approached locally. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 1400 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at SecurityFocus (BID 909).





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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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03/01/1996 🔍
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04/11/2019 +1753 days 🔍



Researcher: FIRST
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2000-0013 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 909 - IRIX midikeys/soundplayer Vulnerability


Created: 06/23/2014 01:19 PM
Updated: 04/11/2019 10:17 AM
Changes: (1) advisory_person_nickname
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