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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2014-9447

Directory traversal vulnerability in the read_long_names function in libelf/elf_begin.c in elfutils 0.152 and 0.161 allows remote attackers to write to arbitrary files to the root directory via a / (slash) in a crafted archive, as demonstrated using the ar program.
Publish Date : 2015-01-02 Last Update Date : 2015-04-17
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
6.4
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
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) Directory traversal
CWE ID 22

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
RHEA-2015:1302: elfutils bug fix and enhancement update (None) oval:com.redhat.rhea:def:20151302 unix
RHEA-2015:2126: elfutils bug fix and enhancement update (None) oval:com.redhat.rhea:def:20152126 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-2014-9447

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Elfutils Project Elfutils 0.152 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Elfutils Project Elfutils 0.161 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Elfutils Project Elfutils 2

- References For CVE-2014-9447

https://lists.fedorahosted.org/pipermail/elfutils-devel/2014-December/004499.html
MLIST [elfutils-devel] 20141227 Directory traversal in `ar`
http://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2015-0033.html CONFIRM
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/71804
BID 71804 elfutils '/libelf/elf_begin.c' Directory Traversal Vulnerability Release Date:2015-02-16
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2014/12/29/2
MLIST [oss-security] 20141229 CVE request: dir traversal in elfutils
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2015-January/148321.html
FEDORA FEDORA-2015-0692
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2015-January/148326.html
FEDORA FEDORA-2015-0677
https://git.fedorahosted.org/cgit/elfutils.git/commit/?id=147018e729e7c22eeabf15b82d26e4bf68a0d18e CONFIRM
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2015:047
MANDRIVA MDVSA-2015:047

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2014-9447

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


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