CVE-2016-7543

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2016-09-16
CWE:
CWE-77
Bugzilla:
1379630: CVE-2016-7543 bash: Specially crafted SHELLOPTS+PS4 variables allows command substitution
An arbitrary command injection flaw was found in the way bash processed the SHELLOPTS and PS4 environment variables. A local, authenticated attacker could use this flaw to exploit poorly written setuid programs to elevate their privileges under certain circumstances.

Find out more about CVE-2016-7543 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 6.9
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Medium
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 7 (bash) RHSA-2017:1931 2017-08-01
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (bash) RHSA-2017:0725 2017-03-21

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 bash Will not fix

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