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Bug 158916 - CAN-2004-0175 malicious rsh server can cause rcp to write to arbitrary files
Summary: CAN-2004-0175 malicious rsh server can cause rcp to write to arbitrary files
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: rsh
Version: 2.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Karel Zak
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Whiteboard: impact=low,public=20000901
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-05-26 20:29 UTC by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:06 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version: RHSA-2005-495
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2005-06-13 12:23:19 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2005:495 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Low: rsh security update 2005-06-13 04:00:00 UTC

Description Josh Bressers 2005-05-26 20:29:23 UTC
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #120147 +++

Back in 2000 it was reported that a malicious ssh server could cause
scp to write to arbitrary files outside of the current directory. 

This is a valid behaviour of the rcp protocol.

The issue was rediscovered in Mar 2004 and discussed amongst OSS
vendors, with Markus Friedl from OpenBSD writing a proposed patch for
this issue but warned that it needed a lot of testing:

Comment 1 Josh Bressers 2005-05-26 20:30:35 UTC
My notes list this issue as affecting rsh only on RHEL2.1.  I'm not sure what
upstream has done to fix this issue.

Comment 2 Josh Bressers 2005-06-02 19:35:26 UTC
Ping on this issue

Comment 3 Karel Zak 2005-06-02 19:45:00 UTC
I have a patch that fix this problem (already included in RHEL3, RHEL4 and FCx).
I'm going to reease it for AS2.1 ASAP (probably next week).

Comment 4 Josh Bressers 2005-06-02 19:50:42 UTC

If you give me the n-v-r, I'd be more than happy to write the errata for you. 

Comment 5 Karel Zak 2005-06-06 09:10:18 UTC
Thanks Josh. It wasn't so big problem create new errata as copy from old one :-)

errata: RHSA-2005:495
package: rsh-0.17-18.AS21.4.

Comment 6 Josh Bressers 2005-06-13 12:23:19 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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