VDB-76404 · OSVDB 82447

MIT Multics check$device_name backdoor

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in MIT Multics (version unknown). Affected is the function check$device_name. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-912. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was shared 01/01/1979 by Roger R. Schell with United States Air Force as The Achilles heel of the electronic Air Force? as not defined paper (Website). The advisory is shared for download at airpower.maxwell.af.mil. The public release happened without coordination with the vendor. The attack needs to be approached locally. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. Technical details and a private exploit are known. The current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $0-$5k (estimation calculated on 09/03/2018). This vulnerability has a historic impact due to its background and reception.

It is declared as proof-of-concept.

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

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.4
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.7

VulDB Base Score: 7.4
VulDB Temp Score: 6.7
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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-912
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: No

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Access: Private
Status: Proof-of-Concept

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01/01/1979 🔍
07/10/2015 +13339 days 🔍
09/03/2018 +1151 days 🔍

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Vendor: http://www.mit.edu/

Advisory: The Achilles heel of the electronic Air Force?
Researcher: Roger R. Schell
Organization: United States Air Force
Status: Not defined
OSVDB: 82447

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20161013

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Created: 07/10/2015 05:13 PM
Updated: 09/03/2018 07:24 AM
Changes: (1) vulnerability_cwe
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