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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.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  8.8 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H


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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 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-269 Improper Privilege Management cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2017-5940
NVD Published Date:
02/09/2017
NVD Last Modified:
10/02/2019
Source:
MITRE