net-snmp up to 5.7.3 Privilege Management privileges management

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A vulnerability has been found in net-snmp up to 5.7.3 (Network Management Software) and classified as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown function of the component Privilege Management. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-269. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Net-SNMP through 5.7.3 has Improper Privilege Management because SNMP WRITE access to the EXTEND MIB provides the ability to run arbitrary commands as root.

The weakness was shared 08/20/2020 (GitHub Repository). The advisory is shared at github.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2020-15862 since 07/20/2020. The exploitation appears to be easy. An attack has to be approached locally. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. The price for an exploit might be around USD $5k-$25k at the moment (estimation calculated on 11/10/2020).

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The entry 160068 is related to this item.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.8
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.2

VulDB Base Score: 7.8
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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-269
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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07/20/2020 CVE assigned
08/20/2020 +31 days Advisory disclosed
08/20/2020 +0 days VulDB entry created
11/10/2020 +82 days VulDB last update

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Advisory: github.com
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2020-15862 (🔒)
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Created: 08/20/2020 08:31 PM
Updated: 11/10/2020 03:02 PM
Changes: (1) advisory_confirm_url
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