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CVE-2017-17514 Design/Logic Flaw

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CVE Information

Original CVE data

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boxes.c in nip2 8.4.0 does not validate strings before launching the program specified by the BROWSER environment variable, which might allow remote attackers to conduct argument-injection attacks via a crafted URL. NOTE: a software maintainer indicates that this product does not use the BROWSER environment variable

CWE: CWE-74
CVSS v26.8
AV:N/AC:M/AU:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
CVSS v38.8
CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
References
https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2017-17514
https://github.com/jcupitt/nip2/issues/70
Affected Vendors

Debian - (1)

Nip2 Project - (1)

Basic Analysis

Common vulnerability metrics

Vulnerabilty type as detected by PRIOnengine

Design/Logic Flaw

CVSS Scores as calculated by PRIOnengine
CVSS v26.8
AV:N/AC:M/AU:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
CVSS v38.8
AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
MITRE CWE Top 25

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Exploits

No exploit code is reported to exist.

Active Exploitation

Vulnerability is not in CISA's Known Exploited Vulnerabilities (KEV) catalog. See the KEV Catalog

Social Network Activity

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Threat Actor Activity

No sightings of the vulnerability within threat reports.

Cybersecurity Frameworks

How the vulnerability maps against various cybersecurity frameworks

T1566 - Phishing
T1189 - Drive-by Compromise

Compliance Impact

How the submited vulnerability affects compliance

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Web Application Security Frameworks

Applicable if the issue likely affects a web application

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