slapd in OpenLDAP 2.4.45 and earlier creates a PID file after dropping privileges to a non-root account, which might allow local users to kill arbitrary processes by leveraging access to this non-root account for PID file modification before a root script executes a "kill `cat /pathname`" command, as demonstrated by openldap-initscript.
Published 2017-09-05 18:29:00
Updated 2022-06-13 19:18:13
Source MITRE
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Threat overview for CVE-2017-14159

Top countries where our scanners detected CVE-2017-14159
Top open port discovered on systems with this issue 389
IPs affected by CVE-2017-14159 954
Threat actors abusing to this issue? Yes
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2017-14159

0.04%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 8 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2017-14159

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
1.9
LOW AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
3.4
2.9
NIST
4.7
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
1.0
3.6
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2017-14159

  • The product does not initialize or incorrectly initializes a resource, which might leave the resource in an unexpected state when it is accessed or used.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2017-14159

Products affected by CVE-2017-14159

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