|Summary:||Pull upstream security enhancements for enlightenment|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Vincent Danen <vdanen>|
|Component:||enlightenment||Assignee:||Dan Mashal <dan.mashal>|
|Status:||CLOSED EOL||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Version:||20||CC:||dan.mashal, metherid, nobody, tcallawa|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2015-06-29 14:52:02 UTC||Type:||Bug|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Vincent Danen 2014-01-29 19:55:42 UTC
These aren't security flaws, precisely, due to some of the other defaults that Fedora has that other distros/vendors may not, but upstream recently did some hardening to the defaults they provide (and we don't change) based on Martin Carpenter's report. https://git.enlightenment.org/core/enlightenment.git/commit/?id=9456e88504cb5daddbac3f49373a3a9a8577e27a commit 9456e88504cb5daddbac3f49373a3a9a8577e27a Author: Carsten Haitzler (Rasterman) <email@example.com> Date: Fri Dec 6 09:19:08 2013 +0900 e_sys - fix busy spin problem with security clamp-down https://git.enlightenment.org/core/enlightenment.git/commit/?id=666df815cd86a50343859bce36c5cf968c5f38b0 commit 666df815cd86a50343859bce36c5cf968c5f38b0 Author: Carsten Haitzler (Rasterman) <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Sun Dec 1 11:48:49 2013 +0900 e_sys - address security concerns with environment - more add more environment variables to nuke and add alternate envrionment nuke method to raise security level. https://git.enlightenment.org/core/enlightenment.git/commit/?id=bb4a21e98656fe2c7d98ba2163e6defe9a630e2b commit bb4a21e98656fe2c7d98ba2163e6defe9a630e2b Author: Carsten Haitzler (Rasterman) <email@example.com> Date: Sat Nov 30 22:26:30 2013 +0900 e_sys - address security concerns with environment and gdb 1. clear out environment as best is possible before executing anything. especially PATH and IFS are set to minimal base defaults. also use clearenv() if available and unsetenv() 2. remove gdb method as it's just too dangerous. run it as normal as the user and if the kernel / distro dny that - then sorry. too bad.
Comment 1 Vincent Danen 2014-02-05 16:26:23 UTC
Just to note that these issues received two CVE names from MITRE : > 1. clear out environment as best is possible before executing > anything. especially PATH and IFS are set to minimal base defaults. > also use clearenv() if available and unsetenv() Use CVE-2014-1845 for this issue in which the environment isn't properly restricted. > 2. remove gdb method as it's just too dangerous. run it as normal as > the user and if the kernel / distro dny that - then sorry. too bad. Use CVE-2014-1846 for this issue in which gdb is available unsafely in the unpatched codebase.  http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2014/02/03/19 These issues do not affect Fedora in any significant way, so the filing of this bug is to include these as hardening (so as to prevent a user/admin from shooting their own foot) but not necessarily because we ship Fedora in a vulnerable way. I'm adding the CVEs as aliases to this bug only because it makes it easy to find the bug due to the association, not because this affects Fedora as a security flaw.
Comment 2 Fedora End Of Life 2015-05-29 10:44:12 UTC
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Comment 3 Fedora End Of Life 2015-06-29 14:52:02 UTC
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