Directory traversal vulnerability in the setuid root helper binary in S-nail (later S-mailx) before 14.8.16 allows local users to write to arbitrary files and consequently gain root privileges via a .. (dot dot) in the randstr argument.
Published 2017-03-27 15:59:00
Updated 2017-03-31 11:23:00
Source MITRE
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Directory traversal

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2017-5899

0.06%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 25 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2017-5899

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
6.9
MEDIUM AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
3.4
10.0
NIST
7.0
HIGH CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
1.0
5.9
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2017-5899

References for CVE-2017-5899

Products affected by CVE-2017-5899

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