CVE-2011-2520

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2011-07-18
CWE:
CWE-502
Bugzilla:
717985: CVE-2011-2520 system-config-firewall: privilege escalation flaw via use of python pickle

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

fw_dbus.py in system-config-firewall 1.2.29 and earlier uses the pickle Python module unsafely during D-Bus communication between the GUI and the backend, which might allow local users to gain privileges via a crafted serialized object.

Find out more about CVE-2011-2520 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 6
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:H/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity High
Authentication Single
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 RHSA-2011:0953 2011-07-18

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank Marco Slaviero of SensePost for reporting this issue.

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