Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2009 16:06:56 -0400 (EDT) From: Josh Bressers <bressers@...hat.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Cc: "Steven M. Christey" <coley@...us.mitre.org> Subject: Re: CVE request: oping allows the disclosure of arbitrary file contents ----- "Julien Tinnes" <julien.tinnes@...il.com> wrote: > On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 4:34 PM, Josh Bressers <bressers@...hat.com> wrote: > > ----- "Julien Tinnes" <jt@....org> wrote: > >> > >> in case anyone cares, oping also attempts to drop privileges with > >> setuid(getuid()); without checking setuid()'s return value. > >> > > > > 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. > I took a look in the oping source. Without another security flaw, this is just a bug, oping doesn't do anything while still root that could be an issue. I agree that it should be fixed, it is a serious bug, but an attacker cannot do anything nefarious with this flaw. I'm happy to let Steve overrule me if he wishes, but I'm not going to assign this a CVE id. -- JB
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