SunOS restore utility could allow elevated privileges
|sun-restore-gain-privileges (6695)||High Risk|
SunOS could allow a local attacker to gain elevated privileges, caused by a vulnerability in the restore utility. The restore utility is installed suid root. This allows a local attacker with an unprivileged account to use this vulnerability to gain root privileges.
No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.
- CERT Advisory CA-1989-02: Sun Restore Hole.
- CIAC Information Bulletin CIAC-08: Announcement of Vulnerability in the SunOS Restore Utility.
- BID-3: SunOS restore Vulnerability
- CVE-1999-1122: Vulnerability in restore in SunOS 4.0.3 and earlier allows local users to gain privileges.
- OSVDB ID: 879: SunOS /sbin/restore Local Privilege Escalation
- Sun SunOS 4.0
- Sun SunOS 4.0.1
- Sun SunOS 4.0.3
Jul 26, 1989
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