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CVE-2017-8422 Detail

Current Description

KDE kdelibs before 4.14.32 and KAuth before 5.34 allow local users to gain root privileges by spoofing a callerID and leveraging a privileged helper app.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.8 HIGH
Vector: AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 5.9
Exploitability Score: 1.8


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

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.2 HIGH
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.debian.org/security/2017/dsa-3849
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2017/05/10/3 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/98412 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1038480
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:1264
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1449647 Issue Tracking Patch
https://cgit.kde.org/kauth.git/commit/?id=df875f725293af53399f5146362eb158b4f9216a Patch
https://cgit.kde.org/kdelibs.git/commit/?id=264e97625abe2e0334f97de17f6ffb52582888ab Patch
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201706-29
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/42053/
https://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20170510-1.txt Patch Vendor Advisory

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls (CWE-264)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:kde:kauth:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (including)
5.33
 cpe:2.3:a:kde:kdelibs:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (including)
4.14.31


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2017-8422
NVD Published Date:
05/17/2017
NVD Last Modified:
01/04/2018