#VU80882 Race condition in Openpmix

Published: 2023-09-19

Vulnerability identifier: #VU80882

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 6.8 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2023-41915


Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Server applications / Other server solutions

Vendor: Openpmix


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

The vulnerability exists due to a race condition when the PMIx library called is called by a process
running as uid 0. A local user can exploit the race and obtain ownership of an arbitrary file on the filesystem.

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Vulnerable software versions

Openpmix: 1.0.0 - 5.0.0

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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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