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Date: Mon, 9 Nov 2009 19:01:40 -0500 (EST)
From: "Steven M. Christey" <>
cc: "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: oping allows the disclosure of 
 arbitrary file contents

On Sat, 17 Oct 2009, yersinia wrote:

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

This says:

  2009-09-29 Version 1.3.3 is available. The new release fixes a serious
  security issue in oping: If the application is installed with the
  SetUID-bit, anybody on the system could use oping to read arbitrary
  files using the "-f" option.

So as stated, this sounds worthy of a CVE to me.  Thoughts?

- Steve

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