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Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in a Command ('Command Injection')

CVE-2016-4445

Severity High
Score 7/10

Summary

The fix_lookup_id function in sealert in setroubleshoot before 3.2.23 allows local users to execute arbitrary commands as root by triggering an SELinux denial with a crafted file name, related to executing external commands with the commands.getstatusoutput function.

  • HIGH
  • LOCAL
  • HIGH
  • UNCHANGED
  • NONE
  • LOW
  • HIGH
  • HIGH

CWE-77 - Command Injection

A command injection attack involves injecting an operating system command through the data input, which gets executed on the host operating system with the privileges of the victimized application. The impact of a command injection attack may range from loss of data confidentiality and integrity to unauthorized remote access to the hosting system. The attack may cause serious data breaches and system takeover.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published