Bug 1324025 (CVE-2016-0764)

Summary: CVE-2016-0764 NetworkManager: Race condition allowing info leak
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Adam Mariš <amaris>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact:
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Priority: low    
Version: unspecifiedCC: atragler, bgalvani, dcbw, dmoppert, lkundrak, lrintel, rkhan, thaller
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Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
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Fixed In Version: NetworkManager 1.0.12 Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
A race condition vulnerability was discovered in NetworkManager. Temporary files were created insecurely when saving or updating connection settings, which could allow local users to read connection secrets such as VPN passwords or WiFi keys.
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Last Closed: 2019-06-08 02:50:21 UTC Type: ---
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Bug Depends On: 1324027, 1337774    
Bug Blocks: 1323912, 1324029    

Description Adam Mariš 2016-04-05 11:34:20 UTC
A race condition that could disclose connection secrets to authenticated local users when changing ifcfg and keyfile connections was found.

External Reference:

https://mail.gnome.org/archives/networkmanager-list/2016-April/msg00000.html

Comment 1 Adam Mariš 2016-04-05 11:34:52 UTC
Created NetworkManager tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1324027]

Comment 5 Doran Moppert 2016-05-13 04:27:07 UTC
rhel-5 version 0.7.0 unaffected:  the vulnerable behaviour was introduced between 0.7.1 and 0.7.2.

Comment 7 Doran Moppert 2016-05-20 04:16:03 UTC
From upstream description of the flaw:

> could enable an unprivileged authenticated local user to read connection
> secrets while the connection is being saved.

The opportunity and impact of this vulnerability is very low, so tagging WONTFIX for rhel-6.

Comment 8 errata-xmlrpc 2016-11-03 19:08:43 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Via RHSA-2016:2581 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-2581.html