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CVE-1999-1048 Detail

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.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  09/05/1998

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.6 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Provides unauthorized access
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=87602746719555&w=2
http://www.debian.org/security/1998/19980909 Patch Vendor Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/10542 Exploit Vendor Advisory
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/3414

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-1999-1048
NVD Published Date:
09/05/1998
NVD Last Modified:
10/09/2017