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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, was found in Virtualenv. Affected is an unknown code block. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-59. This is going to have an impact on integrity.

The weakness was disclosed 12/30/2011 by Nico Golde (Website). The advisory is available at bitbucket.org. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2011-4617 since 11/29/2011. The exploitability is told to be difficult. Local access is required to approach this attack. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 57439 (Fedora 15 : python-virtualenv-1.7-1.fc15 (2011-17341)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Fedora Local Security Checks.

Upgrading to version 0.9.2 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 51120), X-Force (71869), Secunia (SA47240), Vulnerability Center (SBV-34190) and Tenable (57439).

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 2.9
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 2.8

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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-59
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Nessus ID: 57439
Nessus Name: Fedora 15 : python-virtualenv-1.7-1.fc15 (2011-17341)
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OpenVAS ID: 863927
OpenVAS Name: Fedora Update for python-virtualenv FEDORA-2011-17289
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Virtualenv 0.9.2

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Advisory: bitbucket.org
Researcher: Nico Golde
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CVE: CVE-2011-4617 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 51120 - Virtualenv Insecure Temporary File Creation Vulnerability
Secunia: 47240 - virtualenv Insecure Temporary Files Security Issue, Not Critical
X-Force: 71869
Vulnerability Center: 34190 - Python Virtualenv virtualenv.py Allows Local Users to Overwrite Arbitrary Files via Symlink Attack, Low

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Created: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM
Updated: 10/01/2018 07:49 AM
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