CVE-2015-8325

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2016-04-13
IAVA:
2016-A-0225
CWE:
CWE-863
Bugzilla:
1328012: CVE-2015-8325 openssh: privilege escalation via user's PAM environment and UseLogin=yes
It was discovered that the OpenSSH sshd daemon fetched PAM environment settings before running the login program. In configurations with UseLogin=yes and the pam_env PAM module configured to read user environment settings, a local user could use this flaw to execute arbitrary code as root.

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CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 6.2
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete

CVSS v3 metrics

CVSS3 Base Score 7
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Attack Vector Local
Attack Complexity High
Privileges Required Low
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality High
Integrity Impact High
Availability Impact High

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (openssh) RHSA-2017:0641 2017-03-21
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (openssh) RHSA-2016:2588 2016-11-03

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 openssh Will not fix
Last Modified