CVE-1999-0433

Current Description

XFree86 startx command is vulnerable to a symlink attack, allowing local users to create files in restricted directories, possibly allowing them to gain privileges or cause a denial of service.

Basic Data

PublishedMarch 21, 1999
Last ModifiedSeptember 09, 2008
Assignercve@mitre.org
Data TypeCVE
Data FormatMITRE
Data Version4.0
Problem TypeNVD-CWE-Other
CVE Data Version4.0

Base Metric V2

CVSS 2 - Version2.0
CVSS 2 - Vector StringAV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
CVSS 2 - Access VectorLOCAL
CVSS 2 - Access ComplexityLOW
CVSS 2 - AuthenticationNONE
CVSS 2 - Confidentiality ImpactPARTIAL
CVSS 2 - Availability ImpactPARTIAL
CVSS 2 - Base Score4.6
SeverityMEDIUM
Exploitability Score3.9
Impact Score6.4
Obtain All Privilegefalse
Obtain User Privilegetrue
Obtain Other Privilegefalse

Base Metric V3

No data provided.

Configurations

  • OR - Configuration 1
    Cpe VersionPartVendorProductVersionUpdateEditionLanguageSW EditionTarget SWTarget HWOtherVersion Start IncludingVersion End IncludingVersion Start ExcludingVersion End Excluding
    2.3ApplicationXfree86 ProjectX11r63.3.3*******
  • OR - Configuration 2
    Cpe VersionPartVendorProductVersionUpdateEditionLanguageSW EditionTarget SWTarget HWOtherVersion Start IncludingVersion End IncludingVersion Start ExcludingVersion End Excluding
    2.3OSNetbsdNetbsd1.3.2*******
    2.3OSNetbsdNetbsd1.3.3*******
    2.3OSRedhatLinux5.1*******
    2.3OSRedhatLinux5.2*i386*****
    2.3OSSlackwareSlackware Linux3.3*******
    2.3OSSlackwareSlackware Linux3.4*******
    2.3OSSlackwareSlackware Linux3.5*******
    2.3OSSlackwareSlackware Linux3.6*******
    2.3OSSlackwareSlackware Linux4.0*******
    2.3OSSuseSuse Linux5.1*******
    2.3OSSuseSuse Linux5.2*******
    2.3OSSuseSuse Linux6.0*******
    2.3OSSuseSuse Linux6.1*******

Vulnerable Software List

VendorProductVersions
Slackware Slackware Linux 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.0
Netbsd Netbsd 1.3.2, 1.3.3
Redhat Linux 5.1, 5.2
Xfree86 Project X11r6 3.3.3
Suse Suse Linux 5.1, 5.2, 6.0, 6.1

References

This CVE contains no reference information.