Bug 1665578 (CVE-2019-3827)

Summary: CVE-2019-3827 gvfs: Incorrect authorization in admin backend allows privileged users to read and modify arbitrary files without prompting for password
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Pedro Sampaio <psampaio>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact:
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Priority: medium    
Version: unspecifiedCC: jrybar, oholy, security-response-team
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Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Fixed In Version: gvfs 1.39.4 Doc Type: If docs needed, set a value
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An incorrect permission check in the admin backend in gvfs was found that allows reading and modify arbitrary files by privileged users without asking for password when no authentication agent is running. This vulnerability can be exploited by malicious programs running under privileges of users belonging to the wheel group to further escalate its privileges by modifying system files without user's knowledge. Successful exploitation requires uncommon system configuration.
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Last Closed: 2019-07-12 13:06:27 UTC Type: ---
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Bug Depends On: 1673885, 1673887, 1673888, 1690470    
Bug Blocks: 1665579    

Description Pedro Sampaio 2019-01-11 20:17:34 UTC
A flaw was found in gvfs 1.38.1-1. Unprivileged users are not prompted to give password when accessing root owned files.

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Comment 1 Adam Mariš 2019-02-08 10:51:03 UTC
This flaw affects gvfs since 1.29.4 where admin backend was introduced up to and including 1.39.4.

Comment 2 Adam Mariš 2019-02-08 11:17:34 UTC

This issue did not affect the versions of gvfs as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 as they did not include support for admin backend.

Comment 3 Adam Mariš 2019-02-08 11:20:37 UTC
Created gvfs tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1673885]

Comment 6 errata-xmlrpc 2019-06-18 17:19:23 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8

Via RHSA-2019:1517 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2019:1517

Comment 7 Product Security DevOps Team 2019-07-12 13:06:27 UTC
This bug is now closed. Further updates for individual products will be reflected on the CVE page(s):


Comment 8 errata-xmlrpc 2019-08-06 12:20:34 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Via RHSA-2019:2145 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2019:2145