Privilege escalation in Enlightenment window manager

Published: 2022-09-23 | Updated: 2022-10-04
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-37706
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
Vulnerable software
Client/Desktop applications / Other client software

Vendor Enlightenment

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Command Injection

EUVDB-ID: #VU67606

Risk: Low


CVE-ID: CVE-2022-37706

CWE-ID: CWE-77 - Command injection

Exploit availability: Yes


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

The vulnerability exists due to improper input validation in the window manager. A local unprivileged user can inject and execute arbitrary OS commands with root privileges.


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Vulnerable software versions

Enlightenment: 0.17.0 - 0.25.3-2

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

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