Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager RHEV privilege escalation

enterprise-rhev-priv-esc (80543) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager could allow a local attacker to gain elevated privileges on the system, caused by the failure to properly add hosts to the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) environment. By placing malicious files in the /tmp directory, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain elevated privileges on the system.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 4.6
  Access Vector: Local
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 3.4
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Privileges

Remedy:

Apply the appropriate update for your system. See References.

References:

  • Red Hat Bugzilla Bug 790730: CVE-2012-0860 rhev: vds_installer insecure /tmp use.
  • Red Hat Web site: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager.
  • BID-56825: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2012-0860: Multiple untrusted search path vulnerabilities in Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager (RHEV-M) before 3.1, when adding a host, allow local users to gain privileges via a Trojan horse (1) deployUtil.py or (2) vds_bootstrap.py Python module in /tmp/.
  • RHSA-2012-1506: Important: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager 3.1
  • RHSA-2012-1508: Important: rhev-3.1.0 vdsm security, bug fix, and enhancement update

Platforms Affected:

  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Virtualization Manager 2.2
  • RedHat Enterprise Virtualization Manager 2.2.2
  • RedHat Enterprise Virtualization Manager 2.2.3
  • RedHat Stronghold

Reported:

Dec 04, 2012

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