VDB-94852 · OSVDB 19044

Unix swapon privileges management

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A vulnerability classified as critical was found in Unix (Operating System) (the affected version is unknown). This vulnerability affects some unknown functionality of the component swapon. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-269. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 07/05/1984. The weakness was disclosed 01/21/1985 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at securitydigest.org. The attack needs to be approached locally. A single authentication is required for exploitation. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 200 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k.

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

The entries 94850, 94851 and 94853 are pretty similar.

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

VulDB Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Temp Score: 5.3
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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-269
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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07/05/1984 🔍
01/21/1985 +200 days 🔍
08/29/2005 +7524 days 🔍
01/02/2017 +4143 days 🔍
07/13/2020 +1288 days 🔍

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Advisory: securitydigest.org
Status: Not defined
OSVDB: 19044 - Unix swapon Unspecified Privilege Escalation

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Created: 01/02/2017 05:16 PM
Updated: 07/13/2020 09:08 AM
Changes: (2) software_type vulnerability_cwe
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