suidperl Privilege Escalation (PROCSUID)

High Nessus Plugin ID 100571


The remote host is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability.


The suidperl application is installed on the remote host. It is, therefore, affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability that allows a local attacker to gain root privileges.

PROCSUID is one of multiple Equation Group vulnerabilities and exploits disclosed on 2017/04/08 by a group known as the Shadow Brokers.


Remove the affected software.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 100571

File Name: procsuid.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Family: Misc.

Published: 2017/06/01

Modified: 2017/10/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C


Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/04/08