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CVE-2016-10152 Detail

Current Description

The read_config_file function in lib/hesiod.c in Hesiod 3.2.1 falls back to the ".athena.mit.edu" default domain when opening the configuration file fails, which allows remote attackers to gain root privileges by poisoning the DNS cache.

Source:  MITRE
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score: 9.8 CRITICAL
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2017/01/21/1 Mailing List Patch Third Party Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/90952 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1332493 Issue Tracking
https://github.com/achernya/hesiod/pull/10 Issue Tracking Patch Third Party Advisory
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201805-01

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-264 Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls NIST  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:hesiod_project:hesiod:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (including)
3.2.1


Change History

3 change records found - show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-10152
NVD Published Date:
03/28/2017
NVD Last Modified:
10/21/2018