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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2004-2133

Original release date: 01/29/2004
Last revised: 09/05/2008


Certain third-party packages for CVSup 16.1h, such as SuSE Linux, contain untrusted paths in the ELF RPATH fields of certain executables, which could allow local users to execute arbitrary code by causing cvsup to link against malicious libraries that are created in world-writable directories such as /usr/src/packages.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.6 MEDIUM
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Provides user account access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20040129 Security Announcement: untrusted ELF library path in some cvsup binary RPMs
Type: Advisory; Exploit
External Source: BID
Name: 9523
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: VULNWATCH
Name: 20040129 Security Announcement: untrusted ELF library path in some cvsup binary RPMs
Type: Advisory; Exploit
External Source: XF
Name: cvsup-rpath-gain-privileges(14994)
Type: Advisory; Patch Information; Exploit

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