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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2014-8169

automount 5.0.8, when a program map uses certain interpreted languages, uses the calling user's USER and HOME environment variable values instead of the values for the user used to run the mapped program, which allows local users to gain privileges via a Trojan horse program in the user home directory.
Publish Date : 2015-03-18 Last Update Date : 2018-10-30
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
4.4
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 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) Gain privileges
CWE ID 264

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
RHSA-2015:1344: autofs security and bug fix update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20151344 unix
RHSA-2015:2417: autofs security, bug fix and enhancement update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20152417 unix
SUSE-SU-2015:1020-1 -- Security update for autofs (moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:29148 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-2014-8169

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Desktop 6.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Hpc Node 6.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Server 6.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Workstation 6.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Redhat Enterprise Linux Desktop 1
Redhat Enterprise Linux Hpc Node 1
Redhat Enterprise Linux Server 1
Redhat Enterprise Linux Workstation 1

- References For CVE-2014-8169

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2579-1
UBUNTU USN-2579-1
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-1344.html
REDHAT RHSA-2015:1344
https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=917977 CONFIRM
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2015-03/msg00033.html
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2015:0475
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/linuxbulletinoct2015-2719645.html CONFIRM
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1192565 CONFIRM
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/73211
BID 73211 Automount CVE-2014-8169 Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability Release Date:2016-01-11

- Vulnerability Conditions

Vulnerability is valid if product versions listed below are used 0
Vulnerability is valid if product versions listed below are used 0

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2014-8169

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


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