CVE-2012-3292

HIGH

Description

The GridFTP in Globus Toolkit (GT) before 5.2.2, when certain autoconf macros are defined, does not properly check the return value from the getpwnam_r function, which might allow remote attackers to gain privileges by logging in with a user that does not exist, which causes GridFTP to run as the last user in the password file.

References

http://jira.globus.org/browse/GT-195

http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2012-June/081787.html

http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2012-June/081791.html

http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2012-June/081797.html

http://www.debian.org/security/2012/dsa-2523

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2012-06-07

Updated: 2012-09-07

Type: CWE-264

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.6

Vector: AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Impact Score: 10

Exploitability Score: 4.9

Severity: HIGH