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Bug 162979 - CAN-2005-2104 sysreport insecure temporary directory usage
Summary: CAN-2005-2104 sysreport insecure temporary directory usage
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: sysreport
Version: 4
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ngo Than
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Whiteboard: impact=low,embargo=20050727,source=se...
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-07-11 22:54 UTC by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version: FC5
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2006-09-22 02:11:32 UTC

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Description Josh Bressers 2005-07-11 22:54:20 UTC
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #162978 +++

sysreport creates a temporary directory in an insecure manner.

umask 0077

ROOT should be something like
ROOT=`mktemp -d /tmp/sysreport.XXXXXXXX`

It is possible for a local attacker to cause a race condition and trick
sysreport into writing its output to a directory the attacker can read.

This issue was discovered by Bill Stearns

Comment 1 Josh Bressers 2005-07-11 22:54:53 UTC
This issue should also affect FC3

Comment 2 Ngo Than 2005-07-13 09:03:56 UTC
it's fixed in 1.4.1-5(FC4) and 1.3.13-2(FC3)

Comment 3 Mark J. Cox 2005-11-10 13:50:00 UTC
ping, intend to push updates?  
(removing embargo)

Comment 4 Ngo Than 2005-11-10 13:54:57 UTC
yes, it should be pushed this week. Thanks for your remind

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2005-11-10 17:18:44 UTC
From User-Agent: XML-RPC

sysreport-1.3.13-2 has been pushed for FC3, which should resolve this issue.  If these problems are still present in this version, then please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 6 Bill Nottingham 2006-09-22 02:11:32 UTC
Closing bugs in MODIFIED state from prior Fedora releases. If this bug persists
in a current Fedora release (such as Fedora Core 5 or later), please reopen and
set the version appropriately.

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