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Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2012 14:47:01 -0700
From: Kurt Seifried <>
CC: Jan Lieskovsky <>,
        "Steven M. Christey" <>,
        Clay Gerrard <>,
        Ian Bicking <>, Jan Pokorny <>,
        David Malcolm <>, Luke Macken <>
Subject: Re: CVE Request -- python-paste-script: Supplementary
 groups not dropped when started an application with "paster serve" as root

On 02/23/2012 10:05 AM, Jan Lieskovsky wrote:
> Hello Kurt, Steve, vendors,
>   a security flaw was found in the way Paster, a pluggable command-line
> frontend,
> when started as root (for example to have access to privileged port) to
> serve a
> web based application, performed privileges dropping upon startup
> (supplementary groups were not dropped properly regardless of the UID, GID
> specified in the .ini configuration file or in the --user and --group CL
> arguments). A remote attacker could use this flaw for example to read /
> write
> root GID accessible files, if the particular web application provided
> remote
> means for local file manipulation.
> Credit / Issue Reported by: Clay Gerrard
> References:
> [1]
> [2]
> Patch proposed by the issue reporter:
> [3]
> Upstream patch:
> [4]
> Could you allocate a CVE id for this?
> Thank you && Regards, Jan.
> -- 
> Jan iankko Lieskovsky / Red Hat Security Response Team

Please use CVE-2012-0878 for this issue.

Kurt Seifried Red Hat Security Response Team (SRT)

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