Date: Tue, 31 May 2011 15:53:51 -0400 (EDT) From: Josh Bressers <bressers@...hat.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Cc: coley <coley@...re.org> Subject: Re: CVE request: libgnomesu privilege escalation ----- Original Message ----- > Hi, > > The /usr/lib/libgnomesu/gnomesu-pam-backend suid binary which belongs > to the libgnomesu package is not checking setuid() return values. > > As a result, two cooperating users, or users with access to guest, > cgi or web accounts can run arbitrary commands as root very easily. > Attacker just needs to 'su' to this account where he knows the > password > from inside the second account and take care that enough zombie > processes exist at the target account. > > A patch is attached in our bugzilla: > > https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=695627 > Please use CVE-2011-1946. Thanks. -- JB
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