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Date: Sat, 17 Oct 2009 10:20:38 +0200
From: yersinia <>
Cc: "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: oping allows the disclosure of 
	arbitrary file contents

On Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 10:06 PM, Josh Bressers <> wrote:
> ----- "Julien Tinnes" <> wrote:
>> 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.
>> >>
>> >
>> > 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
> 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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