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Category:   Device (Embedded Server/Appliance)  >   HPE ArcSight Connectors Vendors:   ArcSight, HPE
HP ArcSight SmartConnectors Unsafe File Permissions Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1034072
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1034072
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-6030   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 5 2015
Impact:   Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 7.1.4
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in HP ArcSight SmartConnectors. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

Some files executed by root-owned processes are owned by the "arcsight" user. A local user can execute arbitrary commands on the target system with root privileges.

HP ArcSight SmartConnectors are not vulnerable if installed as a non-root user.

Hubert mach and Julian Horoszkiewicz reported this vulnerability via US-CERT.

Impact:   A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.
Solution:   HP has issued a fix (7.1.4).

The HP advisory is available at:

https://h20564.www2.hpe.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay?docId=emr_na-c04872416

Vendor URL:  h20564.www2.hpe.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay?docId=emr_na-c04872416 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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