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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2011-1496 (1 public exploit)

tmux 1.3 and 1.4 does not properly drop group privileges, which allows local users to gain utmp group privileges via a filename to the -S command-line option.
Publish Date : 2011-04-18 Last Update Date : 2017-08-16
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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 None
Vulnerability Type(s) Gain privileges
CWE ID 264

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
DSA-2212-1 tmux -- privilege escalation oval:org.mitre.oval:def:12728 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-2011-1496

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Nicholas Marriott Tmux 1.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Nicholas Marriott Tmux 1.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Nicholas Marriott Tmux 2

- References For CVE-2011-1496
VUPEN ADV-2011-1002
XF tmux-setgid-privilege-escalation(66693)
VUPEN ADV-2011-1015
VUPEN ADV-2011-0897
BID 47283 tmux '-S' Option Incorrect SetGID Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability Release Date:2011-04-20
EXPLOIT-DB 17147 tmux - '-S' Option Incorrect SetGID Privilege Escalation Vulnerability Author:ph0x90bic Release Date:2011-04-11 (linux) local

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2011-1496

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