CVE-1999-0971

Current Description

Buffer overflow in Exim allows local users to gain root privileges via a long :include: option in a .forward file.

Basic Data

PublishedJuly 22, 1997
Last ModifiedSeptember 09, 2008
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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:C/I:C/A:C
CVSS 2 - Access VectorLOCAL
CVSS 2 - Access ComplexityLOW
CVSS 2 - AuthenticationNONE
CVSS 2 - Confidentiality ImpactCOMPLETE
CVSS 2 - Availability ImpactCOMPLETE
CVSS 2 - Base Score7.2
SeverityHIGH
Exploitability Score3.9
Impact Score10.0
Obtain All Privilegetrue
Obtain User Privilegefalse
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
    2.3ApplicationUniversity Of CambridgeExim********1.62

Vulnerable Software List

VendorProductVersions
University Of Cambridge Exim *

References

NameSourceURLTags
19970722 Security hole in exim 1.62: local root exploithttp://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/7301BUGTRAQ