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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2012-3537

Original release date: 09/05/2012
Last revised: 09/06/2012


The Crowbar Ohai plugin (chef/cookbooks/ohai/files/default/plugins/crowbar.rb) in the Deployer Barclamp in Crowbar, possibly 1.4 and earlier, allows local users to execute arbitrary shell commands via vectors related to "insecure handling of tmp files" and predictable file names.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.6 MEDIUM
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: MISC
Name: https://github.com/SUSE-Cloud/barclamp-deployer/commit/5ea8d4ddaa4cb1ce834d36889f0fe7ac0d617bc8
Type: Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://github.com/dellcloudedge/barclamp-deployer/pull/57
External Source: XF
Name: crowbar-privilege-escalation(78041)
External Source: MISC
Name: https://github.com/SUSE-Cloud/barclamp-deployer/commit/b6454268a067fc77ff5de82057b5b53b3cc38b87
Type: Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: BID
Name: 55240
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20120827 Re: CVE request: crowbar ohai plugin: local privilege (root) escalation due to insecure tmp file handling
External Source: MISC
Name: https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=774967
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20120827 CVE request: crowbar ohai plugin: local privilege (root) escalation due to insecure tmp file handling

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
cpe:/a:dell:crowbar:1.4 and previous versions

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Technical Details

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  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)