Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2015 10:14:32 +0100 From: Florian Weimer <fweimer@...hat.com> To: cve-assign@...re.org CC: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Re: CVE request: sudo TZ issue On 02/11/2015 06:59 AM, cve-assign@...re.org wrote: >> http://www.sudo.ws/alerts/tz.html > > We are not sure why this is being interpreted as a vulnerability > in sudo that should have a CVE assignment in which sudo is the > responsible product. It appears that you are adding a new security > feature in which sudo chooses to help prevent exploitation of bugs > in a system library such as libc. Changing environment variables is not compliant with the prevalent interpretation of of POSIX, and as a result, at least glibc will not change its behavior. This means that AT_SECURE programs such as sudo need to implement proper filtering. I will obtain clarification from the Austin Group that scrubbing environment variables in the implementation name space is allowed, and then we can revisit this matter as far as glibc is concerned. -- Florian Weimer / Red Hat Product Security
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