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CVE-2017-16667 Detail

Current Description

backintime (aka Back in Time) before 1.1.24 did improper escaping/quoting of file paths used as arguments to the 'notify-send' command, leading to some parts of file paths being executed as shell commands within an os.system call in qt4/plugins/notifyplugin.py. This could allow an attacker to craft an unreadable file with a specific name to run arbitrary shell commands.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  11/08/2017      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2017-16667
Original release date:
11/08/2017
Last revised:
01/08/2018
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 3.0):
CVSS v3 Base Score:
7.8 High
Vector:
CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H (legend)
Impact Score:
5.9
Exploitability Score:
1.8
CVSS Version 3 Metrics:
Attack Vector (AV):
Local
Attack Complexity (AC):
Low
Privileges Required (PR):
None
User Interaction (UI):
Required
Scope (S):
Unchanged
Confidentiality (C):
High
Integrity (I):
High
Availability (A):
High
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
9.3 HIGH
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
10.0
Exploitability Subscore:
8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity:
Medium
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
https://github.com/bit-team/backintime/commit/cef81d0da93ff601252607df3db1a48f7f6f01b3 Third Party Advisory External Source CONFIRM https://github.com/bit-team/backintime/commit/cef81d0da93ff601252607df3db1a48f7f6f01b3
https://github.com/bit-team/backintime/issues/834 Third Party Advisory External Source CONFIRM https://github.com/bit-team/backintime/issues/834
https://github.com/bit-team/backintime/releases/tag/v1.1.24 Third Party Advisory External Source CONFIRM https://github.com/bit-team/backintime/releases/tag/v1.1.24
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201801-06 External Source GENTOO GLSA-201801-06

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • OS Command Injections (CWE-78)

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