CVE-2009-2904

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Description

A certain Red Hat modification to the ChrootDirectory feature in OpenSSH 4.8, as used in sshd in OpenSSH 4.3 in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.4 and Fedora 11, allows local users to gain privileges via hard links to setuid programs that use configuration files within the chroot directory, related to requirements for directory ownership.

References

http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2010-March/038214.html

http://lists.vmware.com/pipermail/security-announce/2010/000082.html

http://osvdb.org/58495

http://secunia.com/advisories/38794

http://secunia.com/advisories/38834

http://secunia.com/advisories/39182

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36552

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/0528

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=522141

https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A9862

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1470.html

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2009-10-01

Updated: 2017-09-19

Type: CWE-16

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 6.9

Vector: AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Impact Score: 10

Exploitability Score: 3.4

Severity: MEDIUM

Tenable Plugins

View all (9 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
89737VMware ESX Third-Party Libraries Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2010-0004) (remote check)NessusVMware ESX Local Security Checks
high
78162F5 Networks BIG-IP : OpenSSH vulnerability (SOL15156)NessusF5 Networks Local Security Checks
medium
67933Oracle Linux 5 : openssh (ELSA-2009-1470)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
medium
60671Scientific Linux Security Update : openssh on SL5.x i386/x86_64NessusScientific Linux Local Security Checks
medium
17706Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenSSH ChrootDirectory Local Privilege EscalationNessusMisc.
medium
47388Fedora 11 : openssh-5.2p1-6.fc11 (2010-5429)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
medium
44993VMSA-2010-0004 : ESX Service Console and vMA third-party updatesNessusVMware ESX Local Security Checks
high
43797CentOS 5 : openssh (CESA-2009:1470)NessusCentOS Local Security Checks
medium
41951RHEL 5 : openssh (RHSA-2009:1470)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
medium