ID CVE-2008-2538
Summary Unspecified vulnerability in crontab on Sun Solaris 8 through 10, and OpenSolaris before snv_93, allows local users to insert cron jobs into the crontab files of arbitrary users via unspecified vectors.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:o:sun:solaris:10:-:sparc
    cpe:2.3:o:sun:solaris:10:-:sparc
  • cpe:2.3:o:sun:solaris:10:-:x86
    cpe:2.3:o:sun:solaris:10:-:x86
  • cpe:2.3:o:sun:solaris:8:-:sparc
    cpe:2.3:o:sun:solaris:8:-:sparc
  • cpe:2.3:o:sun:solaris:8:-:x86
    cpe:2.3:o:sun:solaris:8:-:x86
  • cpe:2.3:o:sun:solaris:9:-:sparc
    cpe:2.3:o:sun:solaris:9:-:sparc
  • cpe:2.3:o:sun:solaris:9:-:x86
    cpe:2.3:o:sun:solaris:9:-:x86
CVSS
Base: 6.9 (as of 04-06-2008 - 13:56)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-362
CAPEC
  • Leveraging Race Conditions
    This attack targets a race condition occurring when multiple processes access and manipulate the same resource concurrently and the outcome of the execution depends on the particular order in which the access takes place. The attacker can leverage a race condition by "running the race", modifying the resource and modifying the normal execution flow. For instance a race condition can occur while accessing a file, the attacker can trick the system by replacing the original file with his version and cause the system to read the malicious file.
  • Leveraging Time-of-Check and Time-of-Use (TOCTOU) Race Conditions
    This attack targets a race condition occurring between the time of check (state) for a resource and the time of use of a resource. The typical example is the file access. The attacker can leverage a file access race condition by "running the race", meaning that he would modify the resource between the first time the target program accesses the file and the time the target program uses the file. During that period of time, the attacker could do something such as replace the file and cause an escalation of privilege.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
LOCAL MEDIUM NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
COMPLETE COMPLETE COMPLETE
nessus via4
oval via4
accepted 2008-07-21T04:00:08.039-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name Nicholas Hansen
    organization Hewlett-Packard
  • name Dragos Prisaca
    organization Secure Elements, Inc.
definition_extensions
  • comment Solaris 8 (SPARC) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1539
  • comment Solaris 9 (SPARC) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1457
  • comment Solaris 10 (SPARC) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1440
  • comment Solaris 8 (x86) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:2059
  • comment Solaris 9 (x86) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1683
  • comment Solaris 10 (x86) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1926
description Unspecified vulnerability in crontab on Sun Solaris 8 through 10, and OpenSolaris before snv_93, allows local users to insert cron jobs into the crontab files of arbitrary users via unspecified vectors.
family unix
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:4725
status accepted
submitted 2008-06-05T11:19:56.000-04:00
title Security Vulnerability in the Solaris crontab(1) utility may allow execution of Arbitrary Code
version 31
refmap via4
confirm http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2008-222.htm
sectrack 1020151
secunia
  • 30482
  • 30542
sunalert 237864
vupen ADV-2008-1714
xf solaris-crontab-code-execution(42763)
Last major update 07-03-2011 - 22:09
Published 03-06-2008 - 11:32
Last modified 28-09-2017 - 21:31
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