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CVE-2021-3982

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Date: April 29, 2022

Linux distributions using CAP_SYS_NICE for gnome-shell may be exposed to a privilege escalation issue. An attacker, with low privilege permissions, may take advantage of the way CAP_SYS_NICE is currently implemented and eventually load code to increase its process scheduler priority leading to possible DoS of other services running in the same machine.

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Severity Score

Weakness Type (CWE)

Improper Check for Dropped Privileges

CWE-273

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CVSS v3.1

Base Score:
Attack Vector (AV): LOCAL
Attack Complexity (AC): LOW
Privileges Required (PR): LOW
User Interaction (UI): NONE
Scope (S): UNCHANGED
Confidentiality (C): NONE
Integrity (I): NONE
Availability (A): HIGH

CVSS v2

Base Score:
Access Vector (AV): LOCAL
Access Complexity (AC): LOW
Authentication (AU): NONE
Confidentiality (C): NONE
Integrity (I): NONE
Availability (A): PARTIAL
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