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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2013-2069

Original release date: 05/28/2013
Last revised: 06/11/2013


Red Hat livecd-tools before 13.4.4, 17.x before 17.17, 18.x before 18.16, and 19.x before 19.3, when a rootpw directive is not set in a Kickstart file, sets the root user password to empty, which allows local users to gain privileges.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.2 (HIGH) (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
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: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=964299
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://aws.amazon.com/security/security-bulletins/red-hat-and-other-third-party-public-amis-security-concern/
External Source: BID
Name: 60119
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2013:0849
Type: Advisory
External Source: XF
Name: redhat-cve20132069-livecd-security-bypass(84488)
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20130523 CVE-2013-2069 livecd-tools: improper handling of passwords

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/a:redhat:livecd-tools:17.11 and previous versions
* cpe:/a:redhat:livecd-tools:17.12 and previous versions
* cpe:/a:redhat:livecd-tools:17.15 and previous versions
* cpe:/a:redhat:livecd-tools:17.16 and previous versions
+ Configuration 2
+ OR
* cpe:/a:redhat:livecd-tools:19.2 and previous versions
+ Configuration 3
+ OR
* cpe:/a:redhat:livecd-tools:13.4 and previous versions
+ Configuration 4
+ OR
* cpe:/a:redhat:livecd-tools:18.11 and previous versions
* cpe:/a:redhat:livecd-tools:18.14 and previous versions
* cpe:/a:redhat:livecd-tools:18.15 and previous versions

* Denotes Vulnerable Software
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Technical Details

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