CVE-1999-1165

Current Description

GNU fingerd 1.37 does not properly drop privileges before accessing user information, which could allow local users to (1) gain root privileges via a malicious program in the .fingerrc file, or (2) read arbitrary files via symbolic links from .plan, .forward, or .project files.

Basic Data

PublishedJuly 21, 1999
Last ModifiedOctober 18, 2016
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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
    2.3ApplicationGnuFingerd1.37*******

Vulnerable Software List

VendorProductVersions
Gnu Fingerd 1.37

References

NameSourceURLTags
19990721 old gnu finger bugshttp://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=93268249021561&w=2BUGTRAQ
19950317 GNU finger 1.37 executes ~/.fingerrc with gid roothttp://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/2478BUGTRAQExploit Vendor Advisory
535http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/535BIDPATCH Vendor Advisory