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Bug 161612 - 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: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: krb5
Version: 4
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nalin Dahyabhai
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Whiteboard: impact=low,public=20000901
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-06-24 20:00 UTC by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version: 1.4.1-4
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2007-01-20 18:36:49 UTC

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Description Josh Bressers 2005-06-24 20:00:49 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 2005-06-24 20:01:37 UTC
This issue should also affect FC3

Comment 2 Christian Iseli 2007-01-20 00:21:38 UTC
This report targets the FC3 or FC4 products, which have now been EOL'd.

Could you please check that it still applies to a current Fedora release, and
either update the target product or close it ?


Comment 3 Karel Zak 2007-01-20 18:36:49 UTC
No ... see changelog:

* Thu Feb  3 2005 Karel Zak <> 0.17-28
- malicious rcp server can cause rcp to write to arbitrary files (like scp
CAN-2004-0175) (#146464)

Comment 4 Nalin Dahyabhai 2007-01-22 19:42:55 UTC
Fixed for krb5-specific version of rsh in 1.4.1-4 and later.

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