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CVE-2017-5940 Detail

Current Description

Firejail before 0.9.44.6 and 0.9.38.x LTS before 0.9.38.10 LTS does not comprehensively address dotfile cases during its attempt to prevent accessing user files with an euid of zero, which allows local users to conduct sandbox-escape attacks via vectors involving a symlink and the --private option. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2017-5180.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 8.8 HIGH
Vector: AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H (V3.0 legend)
Impact Score: 6.0
Exploitability Score: 2.0


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

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.6 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): Partial
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/2017/01/31/16 Mailing List Patch Third Party Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/96221 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://firejail.wordpress.com/download-2/release-notes/ Release Notes Vendor Advisory
https://github.com/netblue30/firejail/commit/38d418505e9ee2d326557e5639e8da49c298858f Issue Tracking Patch Third Party Advisory
https://github.com/netblue30/firejail/commit/903fd8a0789ca3cc3c21d84cd0282481515592ef Issue Tracking Patch Third Party Advisory
https://github.com/netblue30/firejail/commit/b8a4ff9775318ca5e679183884a6a63f3da8f863 Issue Tracking Patch Third Party Advisory
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201702-03 Third Party Advisory

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Improper Access Control (CWE-284)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:firejail_project:firejail:*:*:*:*:lts:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
From (including)
0.9.38
Up to (including)
0.9.38.10
 cpe:2.3:a:firejail_project:firejail:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
From (including)
0.9.40
Up to (including)
0.9.44.6


Change History

4 change records found - show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2017-5940
NVD Published Date:
02/09/2017
NVD Last Modified:
09/20/2018