SGI IRIX up to 6.5.21m Name Service Daemon memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in SGI IRIX (Operating System). It has been classified as very critical. Affected is an unknown code block of the component Name Service Daemon. 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. CVE summarizes:

Heap-based buffer overflow in the name services daemon (nsd) in SGI IRIX 6.5.x through 6.5.21f, and possibly earlier versions, allows attackers to gain root privileges via the AUTH_UNIX gid list.

The issue has been introduced in 06/01/1998. The weakness was published 07/29/2003 by Last Stage as confirmed advisory ( The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2003-0575 since 07/16/2003. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $0-$5k (estimation calculated on 05/11/2019).

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 1884 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 8304), X-Force (12763), Secunia (SA9390) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-1679). Similar entry is available at 20761.





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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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Researcher: Last Stage
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2003-0575 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 8304 - SGI IRIX NSD AUTH_UNIX GID List Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
Secunia: 9390 - SGI IRIX nsd Heap Overflow, Moderately Critical
X-Force: 12763
Vulnerability Center: 1679 - Buffer Overflow in SGI IRIX Name Service Daemon (nds) Allows Remote Root Privileges, Critical
OSVDB: 2337 - IRIX nsd RPC AUTH_UNIX UDP Packet Remote Overflow

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Created: 08/15/2014 12:28 AM
Updated: 05/11/2019 02:16 PM
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