SCO UnixWare 7.1.4 -d input validation

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in SCO UnixWare 7.1.4 (Operating System). Affected is an unknown functionality. The manipulation of the argument -d with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-20. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was disclosed 04/04/2008 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2008-6559 since 03/30/2009. The exploitability is told to be easy. The attack needs to be approached locally. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. Technical details and a public exploit are known.

A public exploit has been developed by qaaz in ANSI C and been published immediately after the advisory. It is declared as proof-of-concept. The exploit is shared for download at

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 vulnerability database at Exploit-DB (5357). The entry 47411 is pretty similar.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 8.4
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.9

VulDB Base Score: 8.4
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Class: Privilege escalation
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
Author: qaaz
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Advisory: [404 Not Found]
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2008-6559 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 28625 - SCO UnixWare Merge mcd 'HISTFILE' Local Input Validation Vulnerability
Secunia: 30921 - UnixWare ReliantHA Privilege Escalation Vulnerabilities, Less Critical
OSVDB: 51234 - SCO UnixWare Merge /usr/lib/merge/mcd Local Overflow

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Created: 03/17/2015 11:38 PM
Updated: 11/03/2018 06:07 PM
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