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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   vbox3 Vendors:   Herold, Michael 'Ghandi'
vbox3 Privilege State Error Lets Local Users Execute TCL Scripts With Root Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1008650
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1008650
CVE Reference:   CAN-2004-0015   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 8 2004
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 0.1.7 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in vbox3. A local user can gain root privileges on the target system.

In October 2003, it was reported that 'vboxgetty/voice.c' does not properly drop root privileges before running a user-controlled TCL script. A local user can reportedly execute arbitrary scripts with root privileges to gain root access on the system.

Impact:   A local user can execute scripts with root privileges.
Solution:   The vendor has released a fixed version, available at:

http://smarden.org/pape/vbox3/install.html

The vendor's notice is available at:

http://listserv.isdn4linux.de/pipermail/isdn4linux/2003-October/000114.html

Vendor URL:  smarden.org/pape/vbox3/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, State error
Underlying OS:   Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Jan 8 2004 (Debian Issues Fix) vbox3 Privilege State Error Lets Local Users Execute TCL Scripts With Root Privileges   (Matt Zimmerman <mdz@debian.org>)
Debian has released a fix.



 Source Message Contents

Date:  Thu, 08 Jan 2004 02:42:37 -0500
Subject:  vbox3


CVE: CAN-2004-0015

Changelog:

 > vbox3 (0.1.8) unstable; urgency=high
 >
 >   * vboxgetty/voice.c: bug: permissions were not dropped accurately before
 >     running user-controlled tclscript; a user was able to gain root
 >     permissions through the tclscript. fix: fork(), setgid(), setsid() before
 >     running tclscript, and let main process wait for child.

A local user can reportedly execute arbitrary code with root privileges.

A fixed version is available at:

http://smarden.org/pape/vbox3/install.html


 
 


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