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Overview

Vulnerability Score 7.2 7.2
CVE Id CVE-1999-1471
Last Modified 05 Sep 2008 04:19:36
Published 01 Jan 1989 12:00:00
Confidentiality Impact COMPLETE COMPLETE
Integrity Impact COMPLETE COMPLETE
Availability Impact COMPLETE COMPLETE
Access Vector LOCAL
Access Complexity LOW
Authentication NONE

CVE-1999-1471

Summary

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.

Vulnerable Systems

Operating System

  • Bsd 4.2

  • Bsd 4.3


References

CERT - CA-1989-01

BID - 4

XF - bsd-passwd-bo(7152)


Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:35:26