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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2009-0876

Original release date: 03/12/2009
Last revised: 03/23/2012
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Sun xVM VirtualBox 2.0.0, 2.0.2, 2.0.4, 2.0.6r39760, 2.1.0, 2.1.2, and 2.1.4r42893 on Linux allows local users to gain privileges via a hardlink attack, which preserves setuid/setgid bits on Linux, related to DT_RPATH:$ORIGIN.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.9 (MEDIUM) (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.4
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Solution

Per: http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-254568-1 "5. Resolution This issue is addressed in the following releases: Linux * Sun xVM VirtualBox 2.0.6r43001 * Sun xVM VirtualBox 2.1.4r43001"

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External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20090317 Re: CVE-2009-0876 (VirtualBox) references
External Source: XF
Name: xvmvirtualbox-unspecified-priv-escalation(49193)
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-0674
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=260331
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20090316 CVE-2009-0876 (VirtualBox) references
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 254568
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: BID
Name: 34080
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/3444
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1021841
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 52580
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 34232
Type: Advisory

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