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CVE-2017-5618 Detail

Current Description

GNU screen before 4.5.1 allows local users to modify arbitrary files and consequently gain root privileges by leveraging improper checking of logfile permissions.

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
http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/screen.git/patch/?id=1c6d2817926d30c9a7a97d99af7ac5de4a5845b8 Patch Third Party Advisory
http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/screen.git/tree/src/ChangeLog?h=v.4.5.1 Release Notes Third Party Advisory
http://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?50142 Third Party Advisory
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2017/01/29/3 Exploit Mailing List Third Party Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/95873 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/screen-devel/2017-01/msg00025.html Exploit Third Party Advisory

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-269 Improper Privilege Management NIST  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:gnu:screen:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (including)
4.5.0


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2017-5618
NVD Published Date:
03/20/2017
NVD Last Modified:
10/02/2019