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Affecting glibc package, versions <2.23-0ubuntu10

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NVD Description

Note: Versions mentioned in the description apply to the upstream glibc package. See Remediation section below for Ubuntu:16.04 relevant versions.

elf/dl-load.c in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) 2.19 through 2.26 mishandles RPATH and RUNPATH containing $ORIGIN for a privileged (setuid or AT_SECURE) program, which allows local users to gain privileges via a Trojan horse library in the current working directory, related to the fillin_rpath and decompose_rpath functions. This is associated with misinterpretion of an empty RPATH/RUNPATH token as the "./" directory. NOTE: this configuration of RPATH/RUNPATH for a privileged program is apparently very uncommon; most likely, no such program is shipped with any common Linux distribution.

Remediation

Upgrade Ubuntu:16.04 glibc to version 2.23-0ubuntu10 or higher.

References

CVSS Score

7.8
low severity
  • Attack Vector
    Local
  • Attack Complexity
    Low
  • Privileges Required
    None
  • User Interaction
    Required
  • Scope
    Unchanged
  • Confidentiality
    High
  • Integrity
    High
  • Availability
    High
CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
CVE
CVE-2017-16997
CWE
CWE-426
Snyk ID
SNYK-UBUNTU1604-GLIBC-356472
Disclosed
18 Dec, 2017
Published
18 Dec, 2017