Improper Initialization

Affecting openldap package, versions *

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Overview

slapd in OpenLDAP 2.4.45 and earlier creates a PID file after dropping privileges to a non-root account, which might allow local users to kill arbitrary processes by leveraging access to this non-root account for PID file modification before a root script executes a "kill cat /pathname" command, as demonstrated by openldap-initscript.

References

CVSS Score

4.7
low severity
  • Attack Vector
    Local
  • Attack Complexity
    High
  • Privileges Required
    Low
  • User Interaction
    None
  • Scope
    Unchanged
  • Confidentiality
    None
  • Integrity
    None
  • Availability
    High
CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
CVE
CVE-2017-14159
CWE
CWE-665
Snyk ID
SNYK-DEBIAN10-OPENLDAP-304601
Disclosed
05 Sep, 2017
Published
05 Sep, 2017