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CVE-2017-14609 Detail

Current Description

The server daemons in Kannel 1.5.0 and earlier create a PID file after dropping privileges to a non-root account, which might allow local users to kill arbitrary processes by leveraging access to this non-root account for PID file modification before a root script executes a "kill `cat /pathname`" command, as demonstrated by bearerbox.

Source:  MITRE
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score: 7.8 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

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Hyperlink Resource
https://redmine.kannel.org/issues/771 Exploit Vendor Advisory

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-665 Improper Initialization NIST  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.3

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:/a:kannel:kannel
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (including)
1.5.0


Change History

2 change records found - show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2017-14609
NVD Published Date:
09/20/2017
NVD Last Modified:
10/02/2019