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CVE-2023-6917 Detail

Description

A vulnerability has been identified in the Performance Co-Pilot (PCP) package, stemming from the mixed privilege levels utilized by systemd services associated with PCP. While certain services operate within the confines of limited PCP user/group privileges, others are granted full root privileges. This disparity in privilege levels poses a risk when privileged root processes interact with directories or directory trees owned by unprivileged PCP users. Specifically, this vulnerability may lead to the compromise of PCP user isolation and facilitate local PCP-to-root exploits, particularly through symlink attacks. These vulnerabilities underscore the importance of maintaining robust privilege separation mechanisms within PCP to mitigate the potential for unauthorized privilege escalation.


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Hyperlink Resource
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2024:2213
https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2023-6917
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=2254983

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-378 Creation of Temporary File With Insecure Permissions Red Hat, Inc.  

Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2023-6917
NVD Published Date:
02/28/2024
NVD Last Modified:
04/30/2024
Source:
Red Hat, Inc.