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Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2013 19:17:29 +0200
From: Sebastian Pipping <>
Subject: CVE request: mysecureshell: information disclosure (or worse)

Hello everyone,

mysecureshell [1] is an SFTP-only shell to be used with sshd.

The latest release 1.31 makes use of shared memory to maintain 128 slots
with one struct for each connection/process.
Access to that block of shared memory is not (or not properly)
synchronized, so two or more processes might end up occupying the very
same slot when process scheduling wants that to happen.  The effective
permissions of the process remain untouched, though.  So it's logging in
as someone else and it isn't.

The relevant code from SftpServer/SftpWho.c (lines 106 and after) is:

  for (i = 0; i < SFTPWHO_MAXCLIENT; i++)
      if (who[i].status == SFTPWHO_EMPTY)
          (void) usleep(100);
          if (who[i].status == SFTPWHO_EMPTY)
              //clean all old infos
              memset(&who[i], 0, sizeof(*who));
              //marked structure as occuped :)
              who[i].status = SFTPWHO_IDLE;
              return (&who[i]);

The symptoms of this bug have been reported earlier at [2] by forum user
"voleg".  To my best knowledge, there is no CVE number assigned yet.




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