Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2014 11:23:05 +0200 From: Jann Horn <jann@...jh.net> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Cc: Damien Miller <djm@...drot.org> Subject: Re: openssh on linux rce in sftp-only mode On Wed, Oct 08, 2014 at 11:07:59AM +0200, Hanno Böck wrote: > This seems CVE-worthy: > http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2014/Oct/35 > > Quote: > "OpenSSH lets you grant SFTP access to users without allowing full > command execution using "ForceCommand internal-sftp". However, if you > misconfigure the server and don't use ChrootDirectory, the user will be > able to access all parts of the filesystem that he has access to - > including procfs. On modern Linux kernels (>=2.6.39, I > think), /proc/self/maps reveals the memory layout and /proc/self/mem > lets you write to arbitrary memory positions. Combine those and you get > easy RCE." > > It involves a number of issues coming together, however in the end it > is an RCE with a legit configuration. I reported this to the OpenSSH developers, and although they included my patch as a mitigation, they did not treat it as a vuln in OpenSSH. I believe that treating this as a hardening patch makes sense. The SFTP server behaves exactly as documented, it allows access to the whole filesystem. And on Linux, that happens to equal write access to the process RAM, so you should never give that access to someone who shouldn't be able to run arbitrary code. [ CONTENT OF TYPE application/pgp-signature SKIPPED ]
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