CVE-ID

CVE-1999-0169

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Description
NFS allows attackers to read and write any file on the system by specifying a false UID.
References
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  • XF:nfs-uid
Assigning CNA
N/A
Date Entry Created
19990607 Disclaimer: The entry creation date may reflect when the CVE-ID was allocated or reserved, and does not necessarily indicate when this vulnerability was discovered, shared with the affected vendor, publicly disclosed, or updated in CVE.
Phase (Legacy)
Proposed (19990714)
Votes (Legacy)
ACCEPT(2) Frech, Northcutt
MODIFY(1) Baker
REJECT(1) Shostack
Comments (Legacy)
 Shostack> this is not a vulnerability but a design feature.
 Baker> Maybe we should reword it so that it is clear that this was a problem to something like:
   
   "A remote attacker could read/write files to the system with root-level permissions on NFS servers that fail to properly check the UID."

Proposed (Legacy)
19990714
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