Vulnerability CVE-2018-8885


Published: 2018-03-28   Modified: 2018-03-29

Description:
screenresolution-mechanism in screen-resolution-extra 0.17.2 does not properly use the PolicyKit D-Bus API, which allows local users to bypass intended access restrictions by leveraging a race condition via a setuid or pkexec process that is mishandled in a PolicyKitService._check_permission call.

Type:

CWE-362

CVSS2 => (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
4.4/10
6.4/10
3.4/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Local
Medium
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
Partial
Partial
Partial
Affected software
Canonical -> Screen-resolution-extra 
Canonical -> Ubuntu linux 

 References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3607-1/

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