VDB-81936 · OSVDB 3814

Unix passwd /etc/passwd privileges management

EntryeditHistoryDiffjsonxmlCTI
CVSS Meta Temp Score
CVSS is a standardized scoring system to determine possibilities of attacks. The Temp Score considers temporal factors like disclosure, exploit and countermeasures. The unique Meta Score calculates the average score of different sources to provide a normalized scoring system.
Current Exploit Price (≈)
Our analysts are monitoring exploit markets and are in contact with vulnerability brokers. The range indicates the observed or calculated exploit price to be seen on exploit markets. A good indicator to understand the monetary effort required for and the popularity of an attack.
CTI Interest Score
Our Cyber Threat Intelligence team is monitoring different web sites, mailing lists, exploit markets and social media networks. The CTI Interest Score identifies the interest of attackers and the security community for this specific vulnerability in real-time. A high score indicates an elevated risk to be targeted for this vulnerability.
4.9$0-$5k0.00

A vulnerability classified as problematic has been found in Unix (Operating System) (version unknown). Affected is an unknown functionality of the file /etc/passwd of the component passwd. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-269. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was released 01/31/1989 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at securitydigest.org. The attack needs to be approached locally. The successful exploitation needs a authentication. Technical details and a exploit are known.

After before and not just, there has been an exploit disclosed. It is declared as proof-of-concept.

It is possible to mitigate the problem by adding an authentication mechanism.

Productinfoedit

Type

Name

CPE 2.3infoedit

CPE 2.2infoedit

CVSSv3infoedit

VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 4.9

VulDB Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Temp Score: 4.9
VulDB Vector: 🔍
VulDB Reliability: 🔍

CVSSv2infoedit

AVACAuCIA
🔍🔍🔍🔍🔍🔍
🔍🔍🔍🔍🔍🔍
🔍🔍🔍🔍🔍🔍
VectorComplexityAuthenticationConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
unlockunlockunlockunlockunlockunlock
unlockunlockunlockunlockunlockunlock
unlockunlockunlockunlockunlockunlock

VulDB Base Score: 🔍
VulDB Temp Score: 🔍
VulDB Reliability: 🔍

Exploitinginfoedit

Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-269
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: Yes
Remote: No

Availability: 🔍
Status: Proof-of-Concept

Price Prediction: 🔍
Current Price Estimation: 🔍

0-Dayunlockunlockunlockunlock
Todayunlockunlockunlockunlock

Threat Intelligenceinfoedit

Threat: 🔍
Adversaries: 🔍
Geopolitics: 🔍
Economy: 🔍
Predictions: 🔍
Remediation: 🔍

Countermeasuresinfoedit

Recommended: Authentication
Status: 🔍

0-Day Time: 🔍

Timelineinfoedit

01/31/1989 🔍
01/31/1989 +0 days 🔍
01/30/2004 +5476 days 🔍
04/11/2016 +4454 days 🔍
10/01/2018 +903 days 🔍

Sourcesinfoedit

Advisory: securitydigest.org
Status: Not defined
OSVDB: 3814 - Multiple Unix Vendor passwd Malformed ulimit /etc/passwd Manipulation

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

Entryinfoedit

Created: 04/11/2016 04:01 PM
Updated: 10/01/2018 11:04 AM
Changes: (2) advisory_url countermeasure_name
Complete: 🔍

Comments

No comments yet. Please log in to comment.

Do you need the next level of professionalism?

Upgrade your account now!