Qualys Cloud Agent for macOS (versions 2.5.1-75 before 3.7) installer allows a local escalation of privilege bounded only to the time of installation and only on older macOSX (macOS 10.15 and older) versions. Attackers may exploit incorrect file permissions to give them ROOT command execution privileges on the host. During the install of the PKG, a step in the process involves extracting the package and copying files to several directories. Attackers may gain writable access to files during the install of PKG when extraction of the package and copying files to several directories, enabling a local escalation of privilege.
Published 2023-04-18 16:15:09
Updated 2023-04-28 00:42:52
Source Qualys, Inc.
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: File inclusion

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2023-28143

0.04%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 6 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2023-28143

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
6.7
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
0.8
5.9
Qualys, Inc.
7.0
HIGH CVSS:3.1/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-2023-28143

  • The product searches for critical resources using an externally-supplied search path that can point to resources that are not under the product's direct control.
    Assigned by:
    • bugreport@qualys.com (Secondary)
    • nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2023-28143

Products affected by CVE-2023-28143

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