Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2011 09:05:39 -0500 From: Steve Grubb <sgrubb@...hat.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Cc: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com>, Florian Zumbiehl <florz@...rz.de>, "Steven M. Christey" <coley@...us.mitre.org>, Stefan Fritsch <sf@...itsch.de>, Jan Kaluza <jkaluza@...hat.com>, Paul Martin <pm@...ian.org>, Petr Uzel <petr.uzel@...e.cz>, Thomas Biege <thomas@...e.de>, Jan Lieskovsky <jlieskov@...hat.com> Subject: Re: CVE Request -- logrotate -- nine issues On Friday, March 04, 2011 12:52:14 pm Solar Designer wrote: > On Fri, Mar 04, 2011 at 12:05:02PM -0500, Steven M. Christey wrote: > > If there's a common usage scenario that doesn't stem from blatant > > administrator negligence, then a CVE is probably still appropriate. > > ("blatant admin negligence" might be, say, if an admin arbitrarily makes > > a script setuid, or modifies the perms for an executable or config file > > to be world-writable.) > > I think that "chmod 777 /var/log" is "blatant admin negligence". As to, > say, "chown nginx /var/log/nginx", it could be negligence or it could be > lack of familiarity with the risks involved. So I am willing to admit > that it's not necessarily negligence that turns those issues into > vulnerabilities on specific systems. > > > We will sometimes write the CVE description more as an "adminisrator > > practice" than as "fault of the software." > > Oh, this is something I did not realize. A lot of people assume that > CVEs "blame" the software and its authors for having made an error. > > It felt wrong, say, to blame a text editor for being unsafe to use on > files in untrusted directories when such unsafety was the typical and > expected situation for text editors in general. So, where does that leave us for things like this? : http://reverse.lostrealm.com/protect/ldd.html http://www.catonmat.net/blog/ldd-arbitrary-code-execution/ -Steve
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