Bug 1433955 (CVE-2017-6967)

Summary: CVE-2017-6967 xrdp: Incorrect placement of auth_start_session()
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Andrej Nemec <anemec>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
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Version: unspecifiedCC: bojan, itamar
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Bug Depends On: 1433958, 1433959    
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Description Andrej Nemec 2017-03-20 13:07:03 UTC
xrdp calls the PAM function auth_start_session() in an incorrect location, leading to PAM session modules not being properly initialized, with a potential consequence of incorrect configurations or elevation of privileges, aka a pam_limits.so bypass.

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Comment 1 Andrej Nemec 2017-03-20 13:11:34 UTC
Created xrdp tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: epel-all [bug 1433958]
Affects: fedora-all [bug 1433959]

Comment 2 Product Security DevOps Team 2019-06-08 03:09:13 UTC
This CVE Bugzilla entry is for community support informational purposes only as it does not affect a package in a commercially supported Red Hat product. Refer to the dependent bugs for status of those individual community products.