Debian update for e17

Published: 2022-09-23 | Updated: 2024-06-07
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
Debian Linux
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

e17 (Debian package)
Operating systems & Components / Operating system package or component

Vendor Debian

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Command Injection

EUVDB-ID: #VU67606

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 8.2 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:F/RL:O/RC:C]

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.


Update e17 package to version 0.24.2-8+deb11u1.

Vulnerable software versions

Debian Linux: All versions

e17 (Debian package): before 0.24.2-8+deb11u1

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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. However, a fully functional exploit for this vulnerability is available.