VDB-26646 · CVE-2005-2927 · BID 15159

SCO UnixWare 7.1.3/7.1.4 stack-based overflow

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A vulnerability was found in SCO UnixWare 7.1.3/7.1.4 (Operating System). It has been classified as critical. Affected is an unknown code. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-121. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Stack-based buffer overflow in ppp in SCO Unixware 7.1.3 and 7.1.4, and possibly earlier versions, allows local users to execute arbitrary code via a long argument to the (1) prompt or (2) defprompt command.

The weakness was released 10/20/2005 by iDefense Labs with iDEFENSE Labs (Website). The advisory is available at ftp.sco.com. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2005-2927 since 09/15/2005. The exploitability is told to be easy. Local access is required to approach this attack. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published before and not just after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at SecurityTracker (ID 1015098).





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VulDB Meta Temp Score: 8.9

VulDB Base Score: 9.3
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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-121
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Upgrade: ftp.sco.com


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Vendor: http://www.sco.com/

Advisory: ftp.sco.com
Researcher: iDefense Labs
Organization: iDEFENSE Labs
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2005-2927 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1015098
SecurityFocus: 15159 - SCO UnixWare PPP Prompt Local Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
Secunia: 17275 - UnixWare ppp Buffer Overflow Vulnerability, Less Critical
OSVDB: 20155 - SCO UnixWare ppp Local Overflow


Created: 03/11/2015 11:39 PM
Updated: 06/06/2019 02:21 PM
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