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Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2009 16:44:49 +0200
From: Julien Tinnes <>
Cc: "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: oping allows the disclosure of 
	arbitrary file contents

On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 4:34 PM, Josh Bressers <> wrote:
> ----- "Julien Tinnes" <> wrote:
>> in case anyone cares, oping also attempts to drop privileges with
>> setuid(getuid()); without checking setuid()'s return value.
>> It's an obvious vulnerability, because a local attacker can make
>> setuid() fail by setting a resource limit of 0 for RLIMIT_NPROC with
>> setrlimit().
> Does that have any security implications though? I've not looked at the app.
> If it's a security problem, I'll give it a CVE id.

I didn't really look either. Because of this, everything will run as
root while it shouldn't, but an attacker might need a second bug to
elevate privileges.
I would still consider it a security problem.


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