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Vulnerability Details : CVE-1999-0491

The prompt parsing in bash allows a local user to execute commands as another user by creating a directory with the name of the command to execute.
Publish Date : 1999-04-20 Last Update Date : 2014-12-31
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access User
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute Code

- Products Affected By CVE-1999-0491

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application GNU Bash 1.14.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application GNU Bash 1.14.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application GNU Bash 1.14.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application GNU Bash 1.14.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application GNU Bash 1.14.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application GNU Bash 1.14.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application GNU Bash 1.14.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application GNU Bash 1.14.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application GNU Bash 2.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application GNU Bash 2.01 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application GNU Bash 2.01.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application GNU Bash 2.02 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application GNU Bash 2.02.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application GNU Bash 2.03 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application GNU Bash 2.04 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application GNU Bash 2.05 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application GNU Bash 2.05 A Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
GNU Bash 17

- References For CVE-1999-0491
BID 119 Bash Path Embedded Code Execution Vulnerability Release Date:1999-04-20

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-1999-0491

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