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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Splunk Vendors:   Splunk Inc.
Splunk Startup Scripts Let Local Users Obtain Root Privileges in Certain Cases
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1039699
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Nov 3 2017
Original Entry Date:  Oct 31 2017
Impact:   Root access via local system
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Splunk. A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.

A local user can execute arbitrary commands on the target system with root privileges.

Systems running with non-root user privileges and with the '$SPLUNK_HOME' and '$SPLUNK_HOME/etc' directories owned by the splunk user may be affected.

The original advisory is available at:

Hank Leininger (KoreLogic) reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued an advisory. The vendor recommends that users do not execute Splunk startup/run control scripts as the root user.

The vendor advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified
Underlying OS:  Linux (Red Hat Enterprise), UNIX (HP/UX), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS)

Message History:   None.

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