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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2009-0361

Russ Allbery pam-krb5 before 3.13, as used by libpam-heimdal, su in Solaris 10, and other software, does not properly handle calls to pam_setcred when running setuid, which allows local users to overwrite and change the ownership of arbitrary files by setting the KRB5CCNAME environment variable, and then launching a setuid application that performs certain pam_setcred operations.
Publish Date : 2009-02-13 Last Update Date : 2018-10-11
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access User
Vulnerability Type(s)
CWE ID 264

- Vendor Statements

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of the pam_krb5 package, as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, or 5.
Source: Redhat

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
A Security Vulnerability in the Solaris Kerberos PAM Module May Allow Use of a User Specified Kerberos Configuration Fil... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5403 unix
DSA-1721 libpam-krb5 -- several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8149 unix
DSA-1721-1 libpam-krb5 -- several oval:org.mitre.oval:def:13723 unix
DSA-1722 libpam-heimdal -- programming error oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8163 unix
DSA-1722-1 libpam-heimdal -- programming error oval:org.mitre.oval:def:13544 unix
HP-UX Running PAM Kerberos, Local Privilege Escalation, Unauthorized Access oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5521 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2009-0361

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Eyrie Pam-krb5 3.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Eyrie Pam-krb5 3.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Eyrie Pam-krb5 3.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Eyrie Pam-krb5 3.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Eyrie Pam-krb5 3.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Eyrie Pam-krb5 3.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Eyrie Pam-krb5 3.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Eyrie Pam-krb5 3.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Eyrie Pam-krb5 3.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Eyrie Pam-krb5 3.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Eyrie Pam-krb5 3.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Eyrie Pam-krb5 3.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Eyrie Pam-krb5 3.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Eyrie Pam-krb5 13

- References For CVE-2009-0361
VUPEN ADV-2009-0979
BID 33741 pam-krb5 'KRB5CCNAME' Environment Variable Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability Release Date:2014-12-24
VUPEN ADV-2009-0410
VUPEN ADV-2009-0426
BUGTRAQ 20090211 pam-krb5 security advisory (3.12 and earlier)
SECTRACK 1021711
GENTOO GLSA-200903-39

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2009-0361

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit for more information)

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