Vulnerability Name:

CVE-1999-1166 (CCN-11202)

Assigned:1999-07-11
Published:1999-07-11
Updated:2008-09-05
Summary:Linux 2.0.37 does not properly encode the Custom segment limit, which allows local users to gain root privileges by accessing and modifying kernel memory.
CVSS v3 Severity:9.3 Critical (CCN CVSS v3.1 Vector: CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H)
Exploitability Metrics:Attack Vector (AV): Local
Attack Complexity (AC): Low
Privileges Required (PR): None
User Interaction (UI): None
Scope:Scope (S): Changed
Impact Metrics:Confidentiality (C): High
Integrity (I): High
Availibility (A): High
CVSS v2 Severity:7.2 High (CVSS v2 Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Exploitability Metrics:Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (Au): None
Impact Metrics:Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): Complete
Availibility (A): Complete
7.2 High (CCN CVSS v2 Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Exploitability Metrics:Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Athentication (Au): None
Impact Metrics:Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): Complete
Availibility (A): Complete
Vulnerability Type:CWE-Other
Vulnerability Consequences:Gain Privileges
References:Source: CCN
Type: BugTraq Mailing List, Sun, 11 Jul 1999 20:45:30 +0400
Linux 2.0.37 segment limit bug

Source: MITRE
Type: CNA
CVE-1999-1166

Source: CCN
Type: The The Linux Kernel Archives Web site
The Linux Kernel Archives

Source: CCN
Type: OSVDB ID: 12954
Linux Kernel Custom Segment Limit Encoding Privilege Escalation

Source: BUGTRAQ
Type: Patch, Vendor Advisory
19990711 Linux 2.0.37 segment limit bug

Source: BID
Type: Exploit, Patch, Vendor Advisory
523

Source: CCN
Type: BID-523
Linux Segment Limit Vulnerability

Source: XF
Type: UNKNOWN
linux-segment-limit-privileges(11202)

Vulnerable Configuration:Configuration 1:
  • cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.0.37:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

  • Configuration CCN 1:
  • cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.0.37:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

  • * Denotes that component is vulnerable
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    linux linux kernel 2.0.37
    linux linux kernel 2.0.37