This security advisory describes one low risk vulnerability.

1) OS Command Injection

Severity: Low

CVSSv3:
7.1 [CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:U/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID:
CVE-2019-14868

CWE-ID:
CWE-78 – Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in an OS Command (‘OS Command Injection’)

Exploit availability:
No

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to execute arbitrary shell commands on the target system.

The vulnerability exists in the way ksh evaluates certain environment variables . A local user can set a specially crafted environment variable and execute arbitrary OS commands on the target system.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor’s website.

Vulnerable software versions

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for x86_64 – Extended Update Support:
7.5

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, little endian – Extended Update Support:
7.5

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, big endian – Extended Update Support:
7.5

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems – Extended Update Support:
7.5

ksh (Red Hat package):
20120801-137.el7_5

Red Hat Enterprise Linux EUS Compute Node:
7.5

CPE
External links

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2020:1332

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.





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