Privilege escalation in Quagga



Published: 2021-11-24
Risk Low
Patch available NO
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2021-44038
CWE-ID CWE-264
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Quagga
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Vendor quagga.net

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

EUVDB-ID: #VU58356

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-2021-44038

CWE-ID: CWE-264 - Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to an unsafe chown/chmod operations in the suggested spec file, which leads to security restrictions bypass and privilege escalation.

Mitigation

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

Vulnerable software versions

Quagga: 1.2.4

CPE2.3 External links

http://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1191890
http://github.com/Quagga/quagga/releases

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.



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