Date: Sat, 17 Oct 2009 10:20:38 +0200 From: yersinia <yersinia.spiros@...il.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 On Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 10:06 PM, Josh Bressers <bressers@...hat.com> wrote: > ----- "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 think that the upstream mantainer should be have the last word http://verplant.org/liboping/ > > 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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