Command injectin in KornShell (ksh)



Published: 2020-02-24 | Updated: 2020-02-24
Risk Low
Patch available NO
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2019-14868
CWE-ID CWE-78
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Subscribe
KornShell
Client/Desktop applications / Software for system administration

Vendor David Korn

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) OS Command Injection

EUVDB-ID: #VU25547

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 7.1 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:U/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-14868

CWE-ID: CWE-78 - Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in an OS Command ('OS Command Injection')

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to execute arbitrary shell commands on the target system.

The vulnerability exists in the way ksh evaluates certain environment variables . A local user can set a specially crafted environment variable and execute arbitrary OS commands on the target system.

Mitigation

Cybersecurity Help is currently unaware of any official solution to address this vulnerability.

Vulnerable software versions

KornShell: 2020.0.0


CPE2.3 External links

http://github.com/att/ast/commit/c7de8b641266bac7c77942239ac659edfee9ecd2

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.



###SIDEBAR###