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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2021-45417

AIDE before 0.17.4 allows local users to obtain root privileges via crafted file metadata (such as XFS extended attributes or tmpfs ACLs), because of a heap-based buffer overflow.
Publish Date : 2022-01-20 Last Update Date : 2022-01-26
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Overflow
CWE ID 787

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
RHSA-2022:0441: aide security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20220441 unix
RHSA-2022:0472: aide security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20220472 unix
RHSA-2022:0473: aide security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20220473 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2021-45417

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Advanced Intrusion Detection Environment Project Advanced Intrusion Detection Environment * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 14.04 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 16.04 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 18.04 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 20.04 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 21.04 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 21.10 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Debian Debian Linux 9.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Debian Debian Linux 10.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Debian Debian Linux 11.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Fedoraproject Fedora 35 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux 6.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux 7.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux 8.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Redhat Ovirt-node 4.4.10 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Redhat Virtualization Host 4.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Advanced Intrusion Detection Environment Project Advanced Intrusion Detection Environment 1
Canonical Ubuntu Linux 6
Debian Debian Linux 3
Fedoraproject Fedora 1
Redhat Enterprise Linux 3
Redhat Ovirt-node 1
Redhat Virtualization Host 1

- References For CVE-2021-45417
MLIST [debian-lts-announce] 20220125 [SECURITY] [DLA 2894-1] aide security update
MLIST [oss-security] 20220120 CVE-2021-45417 - aide (>= 0.13 <= 0.17.3): heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability in base64 functions

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2021-45417

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit for more information)

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