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CVE-2021-35939

Published: 26 August 2022

It was found that the fix for CVE-2017-7500 and CVE-2017-7501 was incomplete: the check was only implemented for the parent directory of the file to be created. A local unprivileged user who owns another ancestor directory could potentially use this flaw to gain root privileges. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to data confidentiality and integrity as well as system availability.

Notes

AuthorNote
seth-arnold
Only debugedit and librpmio9 binary packages are in main, and
triaged with view to how they are used in the build process as described in
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/rpm/+bug/1913871

Priority

Medium

Cvss 3 Severity Score

6.7

Score breakdown

Status

Package Release Status
rpm
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Needs triage

focal Needs triage

groovy Ignored
(end of life)
hirsute Ignored
(end of life)
impish Ignored
(end of life)
jammy Needs triage

kinetic Ignored
(end of life, was needs-triage)
lunar Ignored
(end of life, was needs-triage)
mantic Needs triage

trusty Needs triage

upstream Needs triage

xenial Needs triage

Severity score breakdown

Parameter Value
Base score 6.7
Attack vector Local
Attack complexity Low
Privileges required High
User interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality High
Integrity impact High
Availability impact High
Vector CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H