CVE-2020-36167 Detail

Current Description

An issue was discovered in the server in Veritas Backup Exec through 16.2, 20.6 before hotfix 298543, and 21.1 before hotfix 657517. On start-up, it loads the OpenSSL library from the Installation folder. This library in turn attempts to load the /usr/local/ssl/openssl.cnf configuration file, which may not exist. On Windows systems, this path could translate to <drive>:\usr\local\ssl\openssl.cnf. A low privileged user can create a :\usr\local\ssl\openssl.cnf configuration file to load a malicious OpenSSL engine, resulting in arbitrary code execution as SYSTEM when the service starts. This gives the attacker administrator access on the system, allowing the attacker (by default) to access all data, access all installed applications, etc. If the system is also an Active Directory domain controller, then this can affect the entire domain.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  8.8 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

Nist CVSS score does not match with CNA score
CNA:  MITRE
Base Score:  9.3 CRITICAL
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
https://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/429301 Third Party Advisory  US Government Resource 
https://www.veritas.com/content/support/en_US/security/VTS20-010 Vendor Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-434 Unrestricted Upload of File with Dangerous Type cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2020-36167
NVD Published Date:
01/05/2021
NVD Last Modified:
01/14/2021
Source:
MITRE