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HistoryOct 17, 2023 - 3:54 p.m.

pmix vulnerability

2023-10-1715:54:31
Google
osv.dev
10
pmix library
race condition
vulnerability
privilege escalation
software

CVSS3

8.1

Attack Vector

NETWORK

Attack Complexity

HIGH

Privileges Required

NONE

User Interaction

NONE

Scope

UNCHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

HIGH

Integrity Impact

HIGH

Availability Impact

HIGH

CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

AI Score

6.8

Confidence

Low

EPSS

0.001

Percentile

51.1%

Francois Diakhate discovered that PMIx did not properly handle race
conditions in the pmix library, which could lead to unwanted privilege
escalation. An attacker could possibly use this issue to obtain ownership
of an arbitrary file on the filesystem, under the default configuration
of the application.

CVSS3

8.1

Attack Vector

NETWORK

Attack Complexity

HIGH

Privileges Required

NONE

User Interaction

NONE

Scope

UNCHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

HIGH

Integrity Impact

HIGH

Availability Impact

HIGH

CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

AI Score

6.8

Confidence

Low

EPSS

0.001

Percentile

51.1%