CVE-2017-16667

Current Description

backintime (aka Back in Time) before 1.1.24 did improper escaping/quoting of file paths used as arguments to the 'notify-send' command, leading to some parts of file paths being executed as shell commands within an os.system call in qt4/plugins/notifyplugin.py. This could allow an attacker to craft an unreadable file with a specific name to run arbitrary shell commands.

Basic Data

PublishedNovember 08, 2017
Last ModifiedApril 30, 2019
Assignercve@mitre.org
Data TypeCVE
Data FormatMITRE
Data Version4.0
Problem TypeCWE-78
CVE Data Version4.0

Base Metric V2

CVSS 2 - Version2.0
CVSS 2 - Vector StringAV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
CVSS 2 - Access VectorNETWORK
CVSS 2 - Access ComplexityMEDIUM
CVSS 2 - AuthenticationNONE
CVSS 2 - Confidentiality ImpactCOMPLETE
CVSS 2 - Availability ImpactCOMPLETE
CVSS 2 - Base Score9.3
SeverityHIGH
Exploitability Score8.6
Impact Score10.0
Obtain All Privilegefalse
Obtain User Privilegefalse
Obtain Other Privilegefalse

Base Metric V3

CVSS 3 - Version3.0
CVSS 3 - Vector StringCVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
CVSS 3 - Attack VectorLOCAL
CVSS 3 - Attack ComplexityLOW
CVSS 3 - Privileges RequiredNONE
CVSS 3 - User InteractionREQUIRED
CVSS 3 - ScopeUNCHANGED
CVSS 3 - Confidentiality ImpactHIGH
CVSS 3 - Integrity ImpactHIGH
CVSS 3 - Availability ImpactHIGH
CVSS 3 - Base Score7.8
CVSS 3 - Base SeverityHIGH
Exploitability Score1.8
Base SeverityHIGH

Configurations

  • OR - Configuration 1
    Cpe VersionPartVendorProductVersionUpdateEditionLanguageSW EditionTarget SWTarget HWOtherVersion Start IncludingVersion End IncludingVersion Start ExcludingVersion End Excluding
    2.3ApplicationBackintime ProjectBackintime********1.1.24

Vulnerable Software List

VendorProductVersions
Backintime Project Backintime *

References

NameSourceURLTags
https://github.com/bit-team/backintime/commit/cef81d0da93ff601252607df3db1a48f7f6f01b3https://github.com/bit-team/backintime/commit/cef81d0da93ff601252607df3db1a48f7f6f01b3CONFIRMPatch Third Party Advisory
https://github.com/bit-team/backintime/issues/834https://github.com/bit-team/backintime/issues/834CONFIRMThird Party Advisory
https://github.com/bit-team/backintime/releases/tag/v1.1.24https://github.com/bit-team/backintime/releases/tag/v1.1.24CONFIRMRelease Notes Third Party Advisory
GLSA-201801-06https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201801-06GENTOOThird Party Advisory