CVE Vulnerabilities

CVE-2018-1000649

Incorrect Permission Assignment for Critical Resource

Published: Aug 20, 2018 | Modified: Oct 03, 2019
CVSS 3.x
8.8
HIGH
Source:
NVD
CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
CVSS 2.x
6.5 MEDIUM
AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P
RedHat/V2
RedHat/V3
Ubuntu

LibreHealthIO lh-ehr version REL-2.0.0 contains a Authenticated Unrestricted File Write in letter.php (2) vulnerability in Patient file letter functions that can result in Write files with malicious content and may lead to remote code execution. This attack appear to be exploitable via User controlled input.

Weakness

The product specifies permissions for a security-critical resource in a way that allows that resource to be read or modified by unintended actors.

Affected Software

Name Vendor Start Version End Version
Librehealth_ehr Librehealth 2.0.0 2.0.0

Potential Mitigations

  • Run the code in a “jail” or similar sandbox environment that enforces strict boundaries between the process and the operating system. This may effectively restrict which files can be accessed in a particular directory or which commands can be executed by the software.
  • OS-level examples include the Unix chroot jail, AppArmor, and SELinux. In general, managed code may provide some protection. For example, java.io.FilePermission in the Java SecurityManager allows the software to specify restrictions on file operations.
  • This may not be a feasible solution, and it only limits the impact to the operating system; the rest of the application may still be subject to compromise.
  • Be careful to avoid CWE-243 and other weaknesses related to jails.

References