util-linux up to 2.25 Blkid blkid.c command injection

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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, was found in util-linux up to 2.25. This affects some unknown functionality of the file blkid.c of the component Blkid. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-77. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 11/26/2014. The weakness was shared 03/31/2017 by Sebastian Krahmer (oss-sec). The advisory is shared at openwall.com. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2014-9114 since 11/26/2014. An attack has to be approached locally. A authentication is required for exploitation. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 741 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 95547 (GLSA-201612-14 : util-linux: Arbitrary code execution), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Gentoo Local Security Checks and running in the context local.

Upgrading to version 2.26rc-1 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published even before and not after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 71327), X-Force (98993) and Tenable (95547).



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VulDB Meta Base Score: 6.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.3

VulDB Base Score: 5.3
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Class: Privilege escalation
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Nessus ID: 95547
Nessus Name: GLSA-201612-14 : util-linux: Arbitrary code execution
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OpenVAS ID: 10758
OpenVAS Name: Fedora Update for util-linux FEDORA-2014-16016
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: util-linux 2.26rc-1


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Advisory: openwall.com
Researcher: Sebastian Krahmer
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2014-9114 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 71327 - blkid 'blkid.c' Local Command Injection Vulnerability
X-Force: 98993
OSVDB: - CVE-2014-9114 - util-linux - Command Injection Issue


Created: 04/01/2017 10:02 AM
Updated: 08/24/2020 11:08 AM
Changes: (3) vulnerability_discoverydate countermeasure_date source_osvdb_title
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