In FlightGear before 2017.2.1, the FGCommand interface allows overwriting any file the user has write access to, but not with arbitrary data: only with the contents of a FlightGear flightplan (XML). A resource such as a malicious third-party aircraft could exploit this to damage files belonging to the user. Both this issue and CVE-2016-9956 are directory traversal vulnerabilities in Autopilot/route_mgr.cxx - this one exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2016-9956.
Published 2017-05-12 19:29:00
Updated 2017-05-26 18:13:37
Source MITRE
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Directory traversal

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2017-8921

0.09%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 35 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2017-8921

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
5.0
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
10.0
2.9
NIST
7.5
HIGH CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N
3.9
3.6
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2017-8921

  • The product uses external input to construct a pathname that is intended to identify a file or directory that is located underneath a restricted parent directory, but the product does not properly neutralize special elements within the pathname that can cause the pathname to resolve to a location that is outside of the restricted directory.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2017-8921

Products affected by CVE-2017-8921

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