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CVE-2009-0361 Detail

Description

Russ Allbery pam-krb5 before 3.13, as used by libpam-heimdal, su in Solaris 10, and other software, does not properly handle calls to pam_setcred when running setuid, which allows local users to overwrite and change the ownership of arbitrary files by setting the KRB5CCNAME environment variable, and then launching a setuid application that performs certain pam_setcred operations.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  02/13/2009

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-0361
Original release date:
02/13/2009
Last revised:
09/28/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
4.6 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
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:
Provides unauthorized access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (02/13/2009)

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of the pam_krb5 package, as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, or 5.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200903-39.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-200903-39
http://securitytracker.com/id?1021711 External Source SECTRACK 1021711
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-252767-1 External Source SUNALERT 252767
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2009-070.htm External Source CONFIRM http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2009-070.htm
http://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1721 External Source DEBIAN DSA-1721
http://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1722 External Source DEBIAN DSA-1722
http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/software/pam-krb5/security/2009-02-11.html External Source MISC http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/software/pam-krb5/security/2009-02-11.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/500892/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20090211 pam-krb5 security advisory (3.12 and earlier)
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/33741 External Source BID 33741
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-719-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-719-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/0410 External Source VUPEN ADV-2009-0410
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/0426 External Source VUPEN ADV-2009-0426
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/0979 External Source VUPEN ADV-2009-0979
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A5403 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5403
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A5521 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5521

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5403
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5403
Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5521
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5521

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

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

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