NX Server for Linux Vulnerable SUID script in (nomachine)

2011.10.05
Risk: High
Local: Yes
Remote: No


CVSS Base Score: 7.2/10
Impact Subscore: 10/10
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9/10
Exploit range: Local
Attack complexity: Low
Authentication: No required
Confidentiality impact: Complete
Integrity impact: Complete
Availability impact: Complete

Vulnerable SUID script in (nomachine) NX Server for Linux 3.5.0-4 (Advanced and Enterprise across redhat and debian hosts) 21 September 2011 NGS Secure has discovered a High risk vulnerability in (nomachine) NX Server for Linux 3.5.0-4 (Advanced and Enterprise across redhat and debian hosts). Impact: Arbitrary files can be read with root privileges The fix was rated critical by the vendor and short term patch was to remove the offending script. http://www.nomachine.com/tr/view.php?id=TR08I02575 NGS Secure is going to withhold details of this flaw for three months. This three month window will allow users the time needed to apply the patch before the details are released to the general public. This reflects the NGS Secure approach to responsible disclosure. NGS Secure Research http://www.ngssecure.com

References:

http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/69974
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/49720
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/519730/100/0/threaded
http://www.nomachine.com/tr/view.php?id=TR08I02575


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