Bug 2079999 (CVE-2022-29799) - CVE-2022-29799 networkd-dispatcher: Directory traversal
Summary: CVE-2022-29799 networkd-dispatcher: Directory traversal
Status: NEW
Alias: CVE-2022-29799
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Blocks: 2080002
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Reported: 2022-04-28 17:16 UTC by Pedro Sampaio
Modified: 2022-05-03 07:43 UTC (History)
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A vulnerability found in networkd-dispatcher. This flaw exists because no functions are sanitized by the OperationalState or the AdministrativeState of networkd-dispatcher. This attack leads to a directory traversal to escape from the “/etc/networkd-dispatcher” base directory.
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Description Pedro Sampaio 2022-04-28 17:16:00 UTC
Microsoft has discovered several vulnerabilities, collectively referred to as Nimbuspwn, that could allow an attacker to elevate privileges to root on many Linux desktop endpoints. The vulnerabilities can be chained together to gain root privileges on Linux systems, allowing attackers to deploy payloads, like a root backdoor, and perform other malicious actions via arbitrary root code execution. Moreover, the Nimbuspwn vulnerabilities could potentially be leveraged as a vector for root access by more sophisticated threats, such as malware or ransomware, to achieve greater impact on vulnerable devices.

The vulnerabilities were found in the systemd unit networkd-dispatcher:

- CVE-2022-29799: directory traversal
- CVE-2022-29800: time-of-check-time-of-use (TOCTOU) race condition
- symlink race condition


[0] https://www.microsoft.com/security/blog/2022/04/26/microsoft-finds-new-elevation-of-privilege-linux-vulnerability-nimbuspwn/

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