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Vulnerability Details : CVE-1999-1468

rdist in various UNIX systems uses popen to execute sendmail, which allows local users to gain root privileges by modifying the IFS (Internal Field Separator) variable.
Publish Date : 1991-10-22 Last Update Date : 2008-09-10
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity High (Specialized access conditions exist. It is hard to exploit and several special conditions must be satisfied to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Gain privileges
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Products Affected By CVE-1999-1468

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Cray Unicos 6.0e * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Cray Unicos 6.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Cray Unicos 6.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Next Next 2.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Next Next 2.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS SGI Irix 3.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS SGI Irix 3.3.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS SGI Irix 3.3.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS SGI Irix 3.3.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS SGI Irix 4.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS SUN Sunos 4.0.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS SUN Sunos 4.0.3c * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 OS SUN Sunos 4.1psr A * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 OS SUN Sunos 4.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 OS SUN Sunos 4.1.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Cray Unicos 3
Next Next 2
SGI Irix 5
SUN Sunos 5

- References For CVE-1999-1468
OSVDB 8106
XF rdist-popen-gain-privileges(7160)
BID 31 Multiple Vendor rdist(1) Vulnerability (1991) Release Date:1991-10-22
CERT CA-91.20

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-1999-1468

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