Date: Mon, 9 Nov 2009 20:49:33 -0500 (EST) From: "Steven M. Christey" <coley@...us.mitre.org> To: Josh Bressers <bressers@...hat.com> cc: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com, "Steven M. Christey" <coley@...us.mitre.org> Subject: Re: CVE request: oping allows the disclosure of arbitrary file contents On Mon, 9 Nov 2009, Josh Bressers wrote: > 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 A "feature" in our oss-security list monitor prevented me from noticing this post. Apologies. > 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. OK, in this context I would agree (just to be consistent with my Oct 16 post.) - Steve
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