CVE-1999-1471

Current Description

Buffer overflow in passwd in BSD based operating systems 4.3 and earlier allows local users to gain root privileges by specifying a long shell or GECOS field.

Basic Data

PublishedJanuary 01, 1989
Last ModifiedSeptember 05, 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: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
    2.3OSBsdBsd4.2*******
    2.3OSBsdBsd4.3*******

Vulnerable Software List

VendorProductVersions
Bsd Bsd 4.2, 4.3

References

NameSourceURLTags
CA-1989-01http://www.cert.org/advisories/CA-1989-01.htmlCERTPatch Third Party Advisory US Government Resource
bsd-passwd-bo(7152)http://www.iss.net/security_center/static/7152.phpXF
4http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/4BIDPatch Vendor Advisory