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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2012-0878

Original release date: 05/01/2012
Last revised: 04/01/2013


Paste Script 1.7.5 and earlier does not properly set group memberships during execution with root privileges, which might allow remote attackers to bypass intended file-access restrictions by leveraging a web application that uses the local filesystem.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.1 MEDIUM
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 4.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: High
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://groups.google.com/group/paste-users/browse_thread/thread/2aa651ba331c2471
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bitbucket.org/ianb/pastescript/changeset/a19e462769b4
Type: Patch Information
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20120223 CVE Request -- python-paste-script: Supplementary groups not dropped when started an application with "paster serve" as root
Type: Patch Information
External Source: MISC
Name: https://bitbucket.org/ianb/pastescript/pull-request/3/fix-group-permissions-for-pastescriptserve
Type: Patch Information
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2012:1206
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=796790
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20120223 Re: CVE Request -- python-paste-script: Supplementary groups not dropped when started an application with "paster serve" as root

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
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cpe:/a:pythonpaste:paste:1.7.5 and previous versions

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Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)