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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2017-5618

GNU screen before 4.5.1 allows local users to modify arbitrary files and consequently gain root privileges by leveraging improper checking of logfile permissions.
Publish Date : 2017-03-20 Last Update Date : 2017-03-23
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
7.2
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 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) Gain privileges
CWE ID 275

- Products Affected By CVE-2017-5618

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application GNU Screen 4.5.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
GNU Screen 1

- References For CVE-2017-5618

http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/screen.git/patch/?id=1c6d2817926d30c9a7a97d99af7ac5de4a5845b8 CONFIRM
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/95873
BID 95873 GNU Screen 'screen.c' Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability Release Date:2017-02-01
https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/screen-devel/2017-01/msg00025.html
MLIST [screen-devel] 20170124 [bug #50142] root exploit 4.5.0
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2017/01/29/3
MLIST [oss-security] 20170129 Re: CVE request: GNU screen escalation
http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/screen.git/tree/src/ChangeLog?h=v.4.5.1 CONFIRM
http://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?50142 CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2017-5618

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


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