CVE-2023-6917

CVSS 3.1 Score 6.0 of 10 (medium)

Details

Published Feb 28, 2024
Updated: Feb 29, 2024
CWE ID 378

Summary

CVE-2023-6917 is a vulnerability identified in the Performance Co-Pilot (PCP) package. The vulnerability stems from the mixed privilege levels used by systemd services associated with PCP, where certain services have limited privileges while others have full root privileges. This disparity in privilege levels poses a risk as privileged root processes can interact with directories owned by unprivileged PCP users, potentially compromising PCP user isolation and enabling local PCP-to-root exploits, particularly through symlink attacks. It is crucial to maintain robust privilege separation mechanisms within PCP to mitigate the potential for unauthorized privilege escalation. The vulnerability has a base severity of MEDIUM and a base score of 6.0 according to the CVSS:3.1 vector string provided by secalert@redhat.com.

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