Upstream information

CVE-2017-5932 at MITRE


The path autocompletion feature in Bash 4.4 allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted filename starting with a " (double quote) character and a command substitution metacharacter.

SUSE information

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database SUSE
Base Score 4.64 6.89
Vector AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local Local
Access Complexity Low Medium
Authentication None None
Confidentiality Impact Partial Complete
Integrity Impact Partial Complete
Availability Impact Partial Complete
CVSS v3 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 7.8
Vector AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Privileges Required Low
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality Impact High
Integrity Impact High
Availability Impact High

Note from the SUSE Security Team

This issue only affects bash version 4.4. Older bash versions are not affected, so SUSE Linux Enterprise products are not affected.

SUSE Bugzilla entry: 1024171 [RESOLVED / ]

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