Date: Mon, 9 Nov 2009 20:35:57 -0500 (EST) 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 ----- "Steven M. Christey" <coley@...us.mitre.org> wrote: > > 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? > That issue has a CVE id. I gave it CVE-2009-3614 quite some time ago. http://marc.info/?l=oss-security&m=125561742729846&w=2 The discussion then branched out into if an unchecked call to setuid to drop permissions is a security flaw (as a user could cause it to fail, preventing oping from dropping privs). I saw nothing in the code that showed it to be anything but a bug, as oping doesn't do anything exciting after the call could fail. -- JB
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