bugdavfs2 - Bugs: bug #40034, Unsecure use of system()

 
 

bug #40034: Unsecure use of system()

Submitted by:  Werner Baumann <wbaumann>
Submitted on:  Sun 15 Sep 2013 03:59:22 PM UTC  
 
Category:  None Severity:  6 - Security
Item Group:  None Status:  Fixed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  Werner Baumann <wbaumann>
Open/Closed:  Closed

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Wed 12 Mar 2014 04:58:43 PM UTC, comment #2:

Fixed in CVS branch MAIN and branch rel-1-4-6

Werner Baumann <wbaumann>
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Wed 25 Sep 2013 06:46:24 PM UTC, comment #1:

There was a stupid error in patchfile davfs2-1.4.6-system.diff. It has been replaced by davfs2-1.4.6-system-2.diff.

Werner

(file #29212, file #29213)

Werner Baumann <wbaumann>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Sun 15 Sep 2013 03:59:22 PM UTC, original submission:

davfs2 calls the function system() several times. When installed setuid root this may allow for privilege escalation.

The patches will fix this vulnerability for versions 1.4.6 and 1.4.7.

As a side effect davfs2 will no longer try to insert needed kernel modules or create the device special files /dev/fuse or /dev/codaX. So you have to make sure that one of these devices exists before mounting a davfs2 file system. On most systems /dev/fuse should exist by default.

Werner

Werner Baumann <wbaumann>
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file #29213:  davfs2-1.4.6-system-2.diff.sig added by wbaumann (72B - application/octet-stream)
file #29212:  davfs2-1.4.6-system-2.diff added by wbaumann (4KiB - application/octet-stream)
file #29142:  davfs2-1.4.7-system.diff added by wbaumann (5KiB - application/octet-stream)
file #29144:  davfs2-1.4.7-system.diff.sig added by wbaumann (72B - application/octet-stream)

 

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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2014-04-22 wbaumann Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    2014-03-12 wbaumann StatusConfirmed => Fixed
    2013-09-25 wbaumann Attached File- => Added davfs2-1.4.6-system-2.diff, #29212
        Attached File- => Added davfs2-1.4.6-system-2.diff.sig, #29213
    2013-09-25 wbaumann Attached File#29143 => Removed
    2013-09-25 wbaumann Attached File#29141 => Removed
    2013-09-15 wbaumann Attached File- => Added davfs2-1.4.6-system.diff, #29141
        Attached File- => Added davfs2-1.4.7-system.diff, #29142
        Attached File- => Added davfs2-1.4.6-system.diff.sig, #29143
        Attached File- => Added davfs2-1.4.7-system.diff.sig, #29144

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