The _checkPolkitPrivilege function in serviceHelper.py in Back In Time (aka backintime) 1.1.18 and earlier uses a deprecated polkit authorization method (unix-process) that is subject to a race condition (time of check, time of use). With this authorization method, the owner of a process requesting a polkit operation is checked by polkitd via /proc/<pid>/status, by which time the requesting process may have been replaced by a different process with the same PID that has different privileges then the original requester.
Published 2017-04-06 18:59:00
Updated 2017-04-12 20:48:03
Source MITRE
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2017-7572

0.20%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 58 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2017-7572

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
9.3
HIGH AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
8.6
10.0
NIST
8.1
HIGH CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
2.2
5.9
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2017-7572

References for CVE-2017-7572

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