Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2011 18:33:07 -0700 From: Kurt Seifried <kseifried@...hat.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Did this ArchLinux/shaman thing ever get a CVE? On 11/14/2011 09:15 AM, Kurt Seifried wrote: > Did this ever get a CVE #? I can't find one. > > https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=64066&p=1 > > ==================== > The point of this thread was that you don't need to enter the root > password at all. Not the first time, not ever. > > As far as I understand, it is supposed to work like this: When you > first use shaman too install anything, it asks for the root password > You can tick a "Do not ask me again"-box, so you don't have to enter > the password again. If you tick the box and enter the password, shaman > add the lines > [auth] > askforpwd=false > to the users shaman.conf-file (~./config/shaman/shaman.conf) The next > time shaman is run, it checks the config file, and if the askforpwd > value is set to false, it grants itself root privileges (with some > nifty setuuid root-thingy, I imagine) This is not the problem - this > is the feature. > > The bug is this: > the fact that any user can add the lines > [auth] > askforpwd=false > to his own shaman.conf file, without ever entering the root password > in shaman. The next time shaman is run, it checks the config file, and > if the askforpwd value is set to false, it grants itself root > privileges - even though the user has never entered the root password. > This works for any unprivileged user on the system. > > If that is indeed a feature intended by any sane person, then I'm > Mother Mary. And that can't be, seeing as I don't have breasts. > ==================== > > > Appears to never have been fixed, the last release of shaman appears > to have been 1.0.9 in 2008-09-06, the bug report was filed 2009-01-28. > Please use CVE-2011-4338 for this issue. -- -Kurt Seifried / Red Hat Security Response Team
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