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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2009-2657

Original release date: 08/04/2009
Last revised: 08/05/2009


nilfs-utils before 2.0.14 installs multiple programs with unnecessary setuid privileges, which allows local users to execute arbitrary commands via the device string in a -c command line option to mkfs.nilfs2.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.6 (MEDIUM) (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
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: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.nilfs.org/git/?p=nilfs2-utils.git;a=commitdiff;h=a5cb60e624e4863c8d6feaf2ea8791abb48d6f15
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20090724 nilfs-utils privilege escalation
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=505374
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.nilfs.org/git/?p=nilfs2-utils.git;a=commitdiff;h=5c95a57102e23e6982467cbe23e922450d3f38ed
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.nilfs.org/git/?p=nilfs2-utils.git;a=commitdiff;h=d807e1c968c1f288486fb7d6f817434838fc12f7

Technical Details

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  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)