CVE-1999-1048

Current Description

Buffer overflow in bash 2.0.0, 1.4.17, and other versions allows local attackers to gain privileges by creating an extremely large directory name, which is inserted into the password prompt via the w option in the PS1 environmental variable when another user changes into that directory.

Basic Data

PublishedSeptember 05, 1998
Last ModifiedOctober 10, 2017
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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: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 Privilegefalse
Obtain Other Privilegetrue

Base Metric V3

No data provided.

Configurations

  • OR - Configuration 1
    Cpe VersionPartVendorProductVersionUpdateEditionLanguageSW EditionTarget SWTarget HWOtherVersion Start IncludingVersion End IncludingVersion Start ExcludingVersion End Excluding
    2.3OSDebianDebian Linux1.3.1*******
    2.3OSRedhatLinux4.2*******

Vulnerable Software List

VendorProductVersions
Debian Debian Linux 1.3.1
Redhat Linux 4.2

References

NameSourceURLTags
19970821 Buffer overflow in /bin/bashhttp://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=87602746719555&w=2BUGTRAQ
19980909 problem with very long pathnameshttp://www.debian.org/security/1998/19980909DEBIANPatch Vendor Advisory
8345http://www.osvdb.org/8345OSVDB
19980905 BASH buffer overflow, LiNUX x86 exploithttp://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/10542BUGTRAQExploit Vendor Advisory
linux-bash-bo(3414)https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/3414XF