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CVE-2014-0476

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Overview

The slapper function in chkrootkit before 0.50 does not properly quote file paths, which allows local users to execute arbitrary code via a Trojan horse executable. NOTE: this is only a vulnerability when /tmp is not mounted with the noexec option.

Related Files

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201709-05
Posted Sep 17, 2017
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201709-5 - A vulnerability in chkrootkit may allow local users to gain root privileges. Versions less than 0.50 are affected.

tags | advisory, local, root
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2014-0476
MD5 | 8e8deded30eaedbb8641385e2485f018
Chkrootkit Local Privilege Escalation
Posted Nov 20, 2015
Authored by Thomas Stangner, Julien jvoisin Voisin | Site metasploit.com

Chkrootkit before 0.50 will run any executable file named /tmp/update as root, allowing a trivial privsec. WfsDelay is set to 24h, since this is how often a chkrootkit scan is scheduled by default.

tags | exploit, tool, root, integrity, rootkit
advisories | CVE-2014-0476
MD5 | 2931d0fa21b7d9e3e2ce5473dde9cf34
Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2014-122
Posted Jun 12, 2014
Authored by Mandriva | Site mandriva.com

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2014-122 - The chkrootkit script contains a flaw that allows a local attacker to create an executable in /tmp that will be run by the user running chkrootkit, allowing the attacker to escalate privileges.

tags | advisory, local
systems | linux, mandriva
advisories | CVE-2014-0476
MD5 | a7b15f5574dbc894fe5027796b119c57
Debian Security Advisory 2945-1
Posted Jun 5, 2014
Authored by Debian | Site debian.org

Debian Linux Security Advisory 2945-1 - Thomas Stangner discovered a vulnerability in chkrootkit, a rootkit detector, which may allow local attackers to gain root access when /tmp is mounted without the noexec option.

tags | advisory, local, root
systems | linux, debian
advisories | CVE-2014-0476
MD5 | 9cbd66630bccaad5df31f390e129b0be
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2230-1
Posted Jun 5, 2014
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 2230-1 - Thomas Stangner discovered that chkrootkit incorrectly quoted certain values. A local attacker could use this issue to execute arbitrary code when chkrootkit is run and gain root privileges.

tags | advisory, arbitrary, local, root
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2014-0476
MD5 | 2a869a4443d40ceaaa04c90688c16db8
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