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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2012-3524 (1 public exploit)

libdbus 1.5.x and earlier, when used in setuid or other privileged programs in and possibly other products, allows local users to gain privileges and execute arbitrary code via the DBUS_SYSTEM_BUS_ADDRESS environment variable. NOTE: libdbus maintainers state that this is a vulnerability in the applications that do not cleanse environment variables, not in libdbus itself: "we do not support use of libdbus in setuid binaries that do not sanitize their environment before their first call into libdbus."
Publish Date : 2012-09-18 Last Update Date : 2014-05-05
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute CodeGain privileges
CWE ID 264

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat moderate
AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C 2012-07-27 2012-09-12
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
DEPRECATED: ELSA-2012-1261 -- dbus security update (moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27673 unix
ELSA-2012:1261: dbus security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:23747 unix
RHSA-2012:1261: dbus security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21367 unix
RHSA-2012:1261: dbus security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20121261 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-2012-3524

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Freedesktop Libdbus * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Freedesktop Libdbus 1.5.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Freedesktop Libdbus 1.5.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Freedesktop Libdbus 1.5.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Freedesktop Libdbus 1.5.6 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Freedesktop Libdbus 1.5.8 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Freedesktop Libdbus 1.5.10 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Freedesktop Libdbus 7

- References For CVE-2012-3524
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2012:1287
MLIST [oss-security] 20120710 libdbus hardening
MLIST [oss-security] 20120917 Re: libdbus CVE-2012-3524 fix
MLIST [oss-security] 20120726 Re: libdbus hardening
MLIST [oss-security] 20120912 libdbus CVE-2012-3524 fix
BID 55517 libdbus 'DBUS_SYSTEM_BUS_ADDRESS' Variable Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability Release Date:2014-06-02
MLIST [oss-security] 20120914 Re: libdbus CVE-2012-3524 fix CONFIRM
SUSE SUSE-SU-2012:1155
EXPLOIT-DB 21323 libdbus 'DBUS_SYSTEM_BUS_ADDRESS' Local Privilege Escalation Author:Sebastian Krahmer Release Date:2012-07-17 (linux) local
SUSE SUSE-SU-2012:1155-2
REDHAT RHSA-2012:1261
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2012:1418

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2012-3524

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