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CVE-2018-10900 Detail

Current Description

Network Manager VPNC plugin (aka networkmanager-vpnc) before version 1.2.6 is vulnerable to a privilege escalation attack. A new line character can be used to inject a Password helper parameter into the configuration data passed to VPNC, allowing an attacker to execute arbitrary commands as root.

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
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1101147 Exploit Issue Tracking Third Party Advisory
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2018-10900 Issue Tracking Patch Third Party Advisory
https://download.gnome.org/sources/NetworkManager-vpnc/1.2/NetworkManager-vpnc-1.2.6.news Third Party Advisory Vendor Advisory
https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/NetworkManager-vpnc/commit/07ac18a32b4 Patch Third Party Advisory Vendor Advisory
https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/07/msg00048.html Third Party Advisory
https://pulsesecurity.co.nz/advisories/NM-VPNC-Privesc Exploit Third Party Advisory
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201808-03
https://www.debian.org/security/2018/dsa-4253 Third Party Advisory
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/45313/ Exploit Third Party Advisory VDB Entry

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in a Command ('Command Injection') (CWE-77)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:gnome:network_manager_vpnc:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Up to (excluding)
1.2.6

Configuration 2 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:8.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:9.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2018-10900
NVD Published Date:
07/26/2018
NVD Last Modified:
10/21/2018