Unix passwd /etc/passwd privileges management
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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.
CVSSv3VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 4.9
VulDB Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Temp Score: 4.9
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ExploitingClass: Privilege escalation
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01/31/1989 +0 days 🔍
01/30/2004 +5476 days 🔍
04/11/2016 +4454 days 🔍
10/01/2018 +903 days 🔍
Status: Not defined
OSVDB: 3814 - Multiple Unix Vendor passwd Malformed ulimit /etc/passwd Manipulation
scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20161013
EntryCreated: 04/11/2016 04:01 PM
Updated: 10/01/2018 11:04 AM
Changes: (2) advisory_url countermeasure_name
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