Proofpoint Enterprise Protection Local Privilege Escalation, CVE-2022-46334
Advisory ID: PFPT-SA-2022-0004
Proofpoint Enterprise Protection (PPS/PoD) contains a vulnerability which allows the pps user to escalate to root privileges due to unnecessary permissions.
This affects all versions 8.19.0 and below.
This vulnerability is identified by CVE-2022-46334. Proofpoint has released patches to address this issue. If you are running an end of life version, please update to a fully supported version as soon as possible.
This vulnerability has been assigned a CVSS score of 7.8:
Proofpoint has released the following patches:
8.19.0 patch 4550
8.18.6 patch 4549
8.13.22 patch 4548
The patches are now available through the customer support portal.
Proofpoint On-Demand Customers
No action is required. Applicable fixes have already been deployed by Proofpoint.
Proofpoint On-Premises Customers
If you are running a supported version that is configured to deploy releases automatically, no action is required. Applicable fixes have been automatically deployed.
For on-premise environments that are configured to manually apply releases, install the applicable release as noted above.
If you are running an end of life release please upgrade to a supported release as soon as possible.
For any questions or concerns please contact Proofpoint Support.
Thanks to ly1g3 for their co-ordinated disclosure of this issue.
|1.0||Initial Release||December 16, 2022|
|2.0||Updated CVSS score based on CVMAP recommendation||Vulnerability Information||July 11, 2023|
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