Date: Thu, 08 Aug 2013 12:10:21 -0500 From: Dan Williams <dcbw@...hat.com> To: Jan Lieskovsky <jlieskov@...hat.com> Cc: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com, "Steven M. Christey" <coley@...us.mitre.org>, Florian Weimer <fweimer@...hat.com> Subject: Re: CVE Request -- Four flaws in WiMAX (afaik upstream is dead for this) On Thu, 2013-08-08 at 12:55 -0400, Jan Lieskovsky wrote: > Hello Kurt, Steve, vendors, > > this is some kind of strange CVE request, since WiMAX upstream > seems to be dead already. Anyway, couple of security flaws were found > by Florian during security review: Long dead actually; I have kept it working in the past but have no real interesting in doing that in the future. Intel hasn't been involved in their wimax stack or drivers for about 2+ years. The code is *horrible* and it's a complete port of the Windows wimax stack over to Linux, including re-implementing crypto, liked-lists, and a whole bunch of other stuff. It's just awful. If anyone does patches I'm happy to review them and (maybe) test them and push them to my wimax clone repos on git.freedesktop.org, but I unfortunately don't have time to do it. There don't have to be public bugs yet, but if nobody writes patches in a reasonable amount of time perhaps they should just be made public. Dan > * Issue #1: Log file created with insecure (world-writable) permissions > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=911122 > > A security flaw was found in the way Trace module of WiMAX, an user space > daemon for the Intel 2400m Wireless WiMAX link, used to set permissions > when opening the log file (was created with world-readable / writable > permissions). A local attacker could use this flaw to, in an unauthorized > way, alter the content of WiMAX daemon log file (possibly leading to un-enforced > actions to be performed by system administrator). > > * Issue #2: (OSAL crypt module): By setting encrypted password writes unencrypted passwords to log files > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=911121 > > A security flaw was found in the way OSAL crypt module of WiMAX, an user > space daemon for the Intel 2400m Wireless WiMAX link, used to perform > its internal encrypted password setting action (a failed attempt to set > the encrypted password was logged into the WiMAX's log file with provided > password logged in plaintext form). A local attacker could use this flaw > to obtain sensitive information or conduct unauthorized actions on behalf > of the user setting the encrypted password. > > * Issue #3: Supplicant agent ships RSA private key in the package > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=911126 > > A security flaw was found in the way supplicant agent of WiMAX, > an user space daemon for the Intel 2400m Wireless WiMAX link, used to > manage its private key (private key was shipped together with the source > code). A local attacker could use this flaw to obtain security sensitive > data or, to conduct actions on behalf of private key owner. > > * Issue #4: Three integer overflows, leading to heap-based buffer overflows when handling PDUs for L5 connections > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=911129 > > Three cases of integer overflow, leading to heap-based buffer overflow flaw, > were found in the way socket dispatcher and connector modules for L5 > connections of WiMAX, an user space daemon for the Intel 2400m Wireless > WiMAX link, used to handle certain payload data units (PDUs) for L5 > connections. A remote attacker could issue a connection request with > specially-crafted PDU value that, when processed would lead to socket > dispatcher / connector module crash or, potentially, arbitrary code > execution with the privileges of the user running these modules. > > There are no patches for these issues yet. They were checked previously > privately with Dan Williams and the suggestion was to file public bugs > even when there are no patches available for these. > > Could you allocate CVE ids for these? > > Thank you && Regards, Jan. > -- > Jan iankko Lieskovsky / Red Hat Security Response Team
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