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CVE-2022-29549 Detail

Current Description

An issue was discovered in Qualys Cloud Agent 4.8.0-49. It executes programs at various full pathnames without first making ownership and permission checks (e.g., to help ensure that a program was installed by root) and without integrity checks (e.g., a checksum comparison against known legitimate programs). Also, the vendor recommendation is to install this agent software with root privileges. Thus, privilege escalation is possible on systems where any of these pathnames is controlled by a non-root user. An example is /opt/firebird/bin/isql, where the /opt/firebird directory is often owned by the firebird user.

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CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

Base Score:  7.3 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

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Hyperlink Resource
http://packetstormsecurity.com/files/168367/Qualys-Cloud-Agent-Arbitrary-Code-Execution.html Third Party Advisory 
http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2022/Sep/10 Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
http://software.firstworks.com/p/getting-started-with-firebird.html Not Applicable 
https://blog.qualys.com/product-tech/2022/08/15/qualys-security-updates-cloud-agent-for-linux Vendor Advisory 
https://blog.qualys.com/vulnerabilities-threat-research Vendor Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-354 Improper Validation of Integrity Check Value cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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