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.
Published 2015-03-18 16:59:00
Updated 2023-02-13 00:44:12
Source Red Hat, Inc.
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2014-8169

0.04%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 6 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2014-8169

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
4.4
MEDIUM AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
3.4
6.4
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2014-8169

  • Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2014-8169

Products affected by CVE-2014-8169

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