#VU27924 Incorrect default permissions

Published: 2020-05-15

Vulnerability identifier: #VU27924

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 3.9 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-1945


Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Apache Ant
Universal components / Libraries / Libraries used by multiple products

Vendor: Apache Foundation


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

The vulnerability exists due to Apache Ant is using a default temporary directory identified by the Java system property java.io.tmpdir for several tasks and may thus leak sensitive information. The fixcrlf and replaceregexp tasks also copy files from the temporary directory back into the build tree allowing an attacker to inject modified source files into the build process. A local user with access to the system can view contents of files and directories or modify them.

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Vulnerable software versions

Apache Ant: 1.9.0 - 1.10.7


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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.

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