VDB-122290 · CVE-2017-2663 · BID 97015

subscription-manager up to 1.19.3 DBus Interface access control

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A vulnerability was found in subscription-manager up to 1.19.3. It has been declared as problematic. This vulnerability affects the function com.redhat.RHSM1.Facts.GetFacts/com.redhat.RHSM1.Config.Set of the component DBus Interface. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a access control vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-264. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 03/22/2017. The weakness was published 07/27/2018 by Cedric Buissart with Red Hat as not defined bug report (Bugzilla). The advisory is available at bugzilla.redhat.com. This vulnerability was named CVE-2017-2663 since 11/30/2016. Local access is required to approach this attack. The successful exploitation requires a single authentication. Technical details are known, but there is no available exploit. 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 492 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 118960 (Fedora 27 : subscription-manager (2018-91ba32a0ff)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Fedora Local Security Checks and running in the context l.

Upgrading to version 1.19.4 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published 4 months after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (118960).





CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.1
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.0

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Class: Access control
CWE: CWE-264
ATT&CK: T1068

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 118960
Nessus Name: Fedora 27 : subscription-manager (2018-91ba32a0ff)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: subscription-manager 1.19.4
Patch: github.com


11/30/2016 🔍
03/21/2017 +110 days 🔍
03/22/2017 +1 days 🔍
07/27/2018 +491 days 🔍
07/27/2018 +0 days 🔍
07/28/2018 +1 days 🔍
11/15/2018 +110 days 🔍
11/15/2018 +0 days 🔍
04/27/2023 +1624 days 🔍


Advisory: bugzilla.redhat.com
Researcher: Cedric Buissart
Organization: Red Hat
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2017-2663 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 97015 - Candlepin subscription-manager CVE-2017-2663 Multiple Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerabilities


Created: 07/28/2018 07:14 AM
Updated: 04/27/2023 01:59 PM
Changes: 07/28/2018 07:14 AM (73), 03/11/2020 07:24 AM (7), 04/27/2023 01:54 PM (4), 04/27/2023 01:59 PM (12)
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