CVE-1999-1580

Current Description

SunOS sendmail 5.59 through 5.65 uses popen to process a forwarding host argument, which allows local users to gain root privileges by modifying the IFS (Internal Field Separator) variable and passing crafted values to the -oR option.

Basic Data

PublishedAugust 23, 1995
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
    2.3ApplicationSendmailSendmail5.59*******
    2.3ApplicationSendmailSendmail5.61*******
    2.3ApplicationSendmailSendmail5.65*******
  • OR - Configuration 2
    Cpe VersionPartVendorProductVersionUpdateEditionLanguageSW EditionTarget SWTarget HWOtherVersion Start IncludingVersion End IncludingVersion Start ExcludingVersion End Excluding
    2.3OSSunSunos4.1.1*******
    2.3OSSunSunos4.1.2*******
    2.3OSSunSunos4.1.3*******
    2.3OSSunSunos4.1.3c*******
    2.3OSSunSunos4.1.3u1*******
    2.3OSSunSunos4.1.4*******
    2.3OSSunSunos4.1.4jl*******

Vulnerable Software List

VendorProductVersions
Sendmail Sendmail 5.59, 5.61, 5.65
Sun Sunos 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.1.3, 4.1.3c, 4.1.3u1, 4.1.4, 4.1.4jl

References

NameSourceURLTags
http://www.alw.nih.gov/Security/8lgm/8lgm-Advisory-21.htmlhttp://www.alw.nih.gov/Security/8lgm/8lgm-Advisory-21.htmlMISCExploit
AA-95.09http://www.auscert.org.au/render.html?it=1853&cid=1978AUSCERTVendor Advisory
CA-1995-11http://www.cert.org/advisories/CA-95.11.sun.sendmail-oR.vulCERTPatch Third Party Advisory US Government Resource
VU#3278http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/3278CERT-VNThird Party Advisory US Government Resource
7829http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/7829BID