Mielke brltty 3.7.2 access control

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A vulnerability has been found in Mielke brltty 3.7.2 and classified as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown part. 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 summary by CVE is:

Untrusted search path vulnerability in libbrlttybba.so in brltty 3.7.2 allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted library, related to an incorrect RPATH setting.

The weakness was presented 04/05/2010 as Bug 457942 as not defined bug report (Bugzilla). The advisory is shared at bugzilla.redhat.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2008-3279. 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. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1068 for this issue.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 45565 (Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : brltty (MDVSA-2010:080)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Mandriva Local Security Checks.

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

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (45565).





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

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Remote: No

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Nessus ID: 45565
Nessus Name: Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : brltty (MDVSA-2010:080)
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OpenVAS ID: 830910
OpenVAS Name: Mandriva Update for python-qt4 MDVA-2010:080 (python-qt4)
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07/24/2008 🔍
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Advisory: Bug 457942
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2008-3279 (🔍)

Vulnerability Center: 25310 - Brltty 3.7.2 libbrlttybba.so Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability via incorrect RPATH Setting, Low


Created: 03/19/2015 12:22 PM
Updated: 09/07/2021 04:25 AM
Changes: 03/19/2015 12:22 PM (57), 02/23/2017 09:57 AM (6), 09/07/2021 04:16 AM (4), 09/07/2021 04:25 AM (1)
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