CVE-2018-1166 Detail

Current Description

This vulnerability allows local attackers to escalate privileges on vulnerable installations of Joyent SmartOS release-20170803-20170803T064301Z. An attacker must first obtain the ability to execute low-privileged code on the target system in order to exploit this vulnerability. The specific flaw exists within the SMBIOC_TREE_RELE ioctl. The issue results from the lack of validating the existence of an object prior to performing operations on the object. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context of the host OS. Was ZDI-CAN-4984.


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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
https://help.joyent.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000124928 Vendor Advisory 
https://zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-18-159 Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-20 Improper Input Validation cwe source acceptance level NIST  
CWE-416 Use After Free Reference acceptance level Zero Day Initiative  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2018-1166
NVD Published Date:
02/21/2018
NVD Last Modified:
10/09/2019
Source:
Zero Day Initiative