Privilege escalation in TrouSerS

Published: 2022-08-13
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-24330
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Client/Desktop applications / Software for system administration

Vendor TrouSerS

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Improper Privilege Management

EUVDB-ID: #VU66471

Risk: Low


CVE-ID: CVE-2020-24330

CWE-ID: CWE-269 - Improper Privilege Management

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges.

The vulnerability exists due to the tcsd daemon is started with root privileges instead of tss user and fails to drop them after successful start. A local user can abuse such behavior and escalate privileges on the system.


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Vulnerable software versions

TrouSerS: 0.2.8 - 0.3.14

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

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Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?