Fishshell fish 1.16.0/2.0.0 Privileges universal access control

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A vulnerability has been found in Fishshell fish 1.16.0/2.0.0 and classified as critical. This vulnerability affects an unknown functionality of the component Privileges. The manipulation of the argument universal 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. CVE summarizes:

fish (aka fish-shell) 1.16.0 before 2.1.1 does not properly check the credentials, which allows local users to gain privileges via the universal variable socket, related to /tmp/fishd.socket.user permissions.

The weakness was shared 05/02/2014 (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability was named CVE-2014-2905 since 04/18/2014. Local access is required to approach this attack. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. Technical details are known, but there is no available exploit. This vulnerability is assigned to T1068 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 73929 (Fedora 19 : fish-2.1.0-9.fc19 (2014-5783)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Fedora Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 122565 (Fedora Security Update for fish (FEDORA-2014-9407)).

Upgrading to version 2.0.0 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (92905) and Tenable (73929). The entries VDB-160616, VDB-163302, VDB-168381 and VDB-168395 are related to this item.





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Class: Access control
CWE: CWE-264

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Nessus ID: 73929
Nessus Name: Fedora 19 : fish-2.1.0-9.fc19 (2014-5783)
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OpenVAS ID: 867779
OpenVAS Name: Fedora Update for fish FEDORA-2014-5783
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Upgrade: fish 2.0.0


04/18/2014 🔍
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Advisory: 1436
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CVE: CVE-2014-2905 (🔍)
X-Force: 92905
Vulnerability Center: 44429 - Fish before 2.1.1 Local Privileges Escalation via the Universal Variable Socket, Medium
SecurityFocus: 67095 - Fish-shell CVE-2014-2914 Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

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Created: 03/25/2015 04:45 PM
Updated: 03/21/2022 07:51 AM
Changes: 03/25/2015 04:45 PM (63), 05/27/2017 10:51 AM (10), 03/21/2022 07:45 AM (3), 03/21/2022 07:51 AM (1)
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