VDB-102722 · CVE-2017-9780 · BID 99346

Flatpak up to 0.8.6 Third-Party App Repository access control

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A vulnerability was found in Flatpak up to 0.8.6 and classified as problematic. Affected by this issue is an unknown code of the component Third-Party App Repository Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-264. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 06/12/2017. The weakness was disclosed 06/21/2017 (Website). The advisory is available at bugs.debian.org. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2017-9780 since 06/21/2017. Local access is required to approach this attack. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. This vulnerability is assigned to T1068 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 9 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 101012 (Debian DSA-3895-1 : flatpak - security update), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Debian Local Security Checks and running in the context local. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 276750 (Fedora Security Update for flatpak (FEDORA-2017-6b1f07acd9)).

Upgrading to version 0.8.7 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published 1 days after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (101012).



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VulDB Meta Base Score: 6.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.4

VulDB Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Temp Score: 5.1
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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-264
ATT&CK: T1068

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 101012
Nessus Name: Debian DSA-3895-1 : flatpak - security update
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OpenVAS ID: 703895
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 3895-1 (flatpak - security update)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Flatpak 0.8.7


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Advisory: bugs.debian.org
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2017-9780 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 99346 - Flatpak CVE-2017-9780 Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability


Created: 06/21/2017 08:25 PM
Updated: 10/19/2019 03:38 PM
Changes: (5) vulnerability_discoverydate advisory_confirm_url countermeasure_date source_securityfocus_date source_securityfocus_class
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