CVE-2015-8777

Public on 2017-08-31
Modified on 2017-08-31
Description
It was found that the dynamic loader did not sanitize the LD_POINTER_GUARD environment variable. An attacker could use this flaw to bypass the pointer guarding protection on set-user-ID or set-group-ID programs to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the application.
Severity
Low
CVSS v3 Base Score
7.0
See breakdown

Affected Packages

Platform Package Release Date Advisory
Amazon Linux 1 glibc 2017-08-31 15:52 ALAS-2017-877

CVSS Scores

Score Type Score Vector
Amazon Linux CVSSv2 3.7 AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Amazon Linux CVSSv3 7.0 CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
NVD CVSSv2 2.1 AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
NVD CVSSv3 5.5 CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N