The default configuration of SLiM before 1.3.2 places ./ (dot slash) at the beginning of the default_path option, which might allow local users to gain privileges via a Trojan horse program in the current working directory, related to slim.conf and cfg.cpp.
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.4
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service
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