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CVE-2017-8933

Published: 15 May 2017

Libmenu-cache 1.0.2 insecurely uses /tmp for a socket file, allowing a local user to cause a denial of service (menu unavailability).

Notes

AuthorNote
seth-arnold
The security fix only works when compiled against a new-enough
glib: 2.28.0. The commit message also says only menu-cache >= 0.7.0.

Priority

Medium

Cvss 3 Severity Score

3.3

Score breakdown

Status

Package Release Status
menu-cache
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
trusty
Released (0.5.1-1ubuntu1.1)
upstream
Released (1.0.2-3)
xenial
Released (1.0.1-1ubuntu0.1)
yakkety Ignored
(end of life)
zesty
Released (1.0.2-1ubuntu0.1)
Patches:
upstream: https://git.lxde.org/gitweb/?p=lxde/menu-cache.git;a=commit;h=56f66684592abf257c4004e6e1fff041c64a12ce

Severity score breakdown

Parameter Value
Base score 3.3
Attack vector Local
Attack complexity Low
Privileges required Low
User interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality None
Integrity impact None
Availability impact Low
Vector CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L