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Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2010 16:18:55 -0400 (EDT)
From: Josh Bressers <bressers@...hat.com>
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Cc: coley <coley@...re.org>
Subject: Re: Minor security flaw with pam_xauth

----- "Solar Designer" <solar@...nwall.com> wrote:

Thank you for doing this, it's most apprecited.

> 
> pam_xauth missing return value checks from setuid() and similar calls,
> fixed in Linux-PAM 1.1.2 - CVE-2010-3316
> 
> pam_env and pam_mail accessing the target user's files as root (and thus
> susceptible to attacks by the user) in Linux-PAM below 1.1.2, partially
> fixed in 1.1.2 - no CVE ID mentioned yet

Use CVE-2010-3435 for this one.


> 
> pam_env and pam_mail in Linux-PAM 1.1.2 not switching fsgid (or egid) and
> groups when accessing the target user's files (and thus potentially
> susceptible to attacks by the user) - CVE-2010-3430
> 
> pam_env and pam_mail in Linux-PAM 1.1.2 not checking whether the
> setfsuid() calls succeed (no known impact with current Linux kernels, but
> poor practice in general) - CVE-2010-3431
> 
> Now, in case someone fixes CVE-2010-3430 but fails to add return value
> checks for the added calls, we'll need yet another CVE ID for the partial
> fix... but I hope this won't happen.
> 

Let's hope not. I guess if they do, they can request a new ID.

Thanks.

-- 
    JB

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