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Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:09:14 +0000
From: Fiedler Roman <Roman.Fiedler@....ac.at>
To: "oss-security@...ts.openwall.com" <oss-security@...ts.openwall.com>
CC: "security@...ntu.com" <security@...ntu.com>,
        Seth Arnold
	<seth.arnold@...onical.com>
Subject: AW: parse_datetime() bug in coreutils

> Von: Seth Arnold [mailto:seth.arnold@...onical.com]
> 
> Hello,
> 
> Fiedler Roman discovered that coreutils' parse_datetime() function
> has some flaws that may be exploitable if the date(1), touch(1),
> or potentially other programs, accept untrusted input for certain
> parameters.

As some people won't have a hard time to correlate this: the issue was
discovered fixing the php session cleanup code running with root privileges,
which, apart from the symlink issues, could to my opinion also allow to pass
a single but arbitrary parameters to touch, see [1]

> [Snip]

[1] https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=766147

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