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CVE-2016-10151 Detail

Current Description

The hesiod_init function in lib/hesiod.c in Hesiod 3.2.1 compares EUID with UID to determine whether to use configurations from environment variables, which allows local users to gain privileges via the (1) HESIOD_CONFIG or (2) HES_DOMAIN environment variable and leveraging certain SUID/SGUID binary.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  03/01/2017
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.0 HIGH
Vector: AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 5.9
Exploitability Score: 1.0


Attack Vector (AV): Local
Attack Complexity (AC): High
Privileges Required (PR): Low
User Interaction (UI): None
Scope (S): Unchanged
Confidentiality (C): High
Integrity (I): High
Availability (A): High

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 6.9 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.4


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2017/01/21/1 Patch Third Party Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/90952
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1332508 Issue Tracking
https://github.com/achernya/hesiod/pull/9 Issue Tracking Patch Third Party Advisory
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201805-01

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

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

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:hesiod_project:hesiod:3.2.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-10151
NVD Published Date:
03/01/2017
NVD Last Modified:
10/21/2018