Tunnelblick 3.3beta20 and earlier relies on argv[0] to determine the name of an appropriate (1) kernel module pathname or (2) executable file pathname, which allows local users to gain privileges via an execl system call.
Published 2012-08-26 19:55:02
Updated 2013-12-13 05:03:03
Source Red Hat, Inc.
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Input validation

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2012-3485

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 61 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

Metasploit modules for CVE-2012-3485

  • Setuid Tunnelblick Privilege Escalation
    Disclosure Date: 2012-08-11
    First seen: 2020-04-26
    This module exploits a vulnerability in Tunnelblick 3.2.8 on Mac OS X. The vulnerability exists in the setuid openvpnstart, where an insufficient validation of path names allows execution of arbitrary shell scripts as root. This module has been tested succe

CVSS scores for CVE-2012-3485

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen

CWE ids for CVE-2012-3485

  • The product receives input or data, but it does not validate or incorrectly validates that the input has the properties that are required to process the data safely and correctly.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2012-3485

Products affected by CVE-2012-3485

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