Bug 2041504 (CVE-2022-21658)

Summary: CVE-2022-21658 rust: Race condition in remove_dir_all leading to removal of files outside of the directory being removed
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Marian Rehak <mrehak>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact:
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Priority: medium    
Version: unspecifiedCC: aadam, amulhern, aos-bugs, bmontgom, bodavis, cwei, dkeefe, emachado, eparis, hans, igor.raits, jburrell, jcajka, jchecahi, jistone, jokerman, jpadman, mnewsome, nstielau, rust-sig, security-response-team, sponnaga, stratis-team, TicoTimo, tstellar, vkumar
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Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Fixed In Version: rust 1.58.1 Doc Type: If docs needed, set a value
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A race condition flaw was found in Rust's std::fs::remove_dir_all function. Rust applications that use this function may be vulnerable to a race condition where an unprivileged attacker can trick the application into deleting files and directories, causing an impact on system data integrity. If the application is privileged, an attacker can possibly delete files they would not usually have access to.
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Last Closed: 2022-05-11 03:45:31 UTC Type: ---
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Bug Depends On: 2042021, 2042022, 2042023, 2042024, 2042025, 2042026, 2043030, 2043031, 2046285, 2060692, 2064964, 2064965    
Bug Blocks: 2041505, 2043032    

Description Marian Rehak 2022-01-17 14:29:13 UTC
The `std::fs::remove_dir_all` standard library function is vulnerable to a race condition enabling symlink following. An attacker could use this security issue to trick a privileged program into deleting files and directories the attacker couldn't otherwise access or delete.

Comment 2 Marian Rehak 2022-01-20 14:09:43 UTC
Created rust tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: epel-7 [bug 2043031]
Affects: fedora-all [bug 2043030]

Comment 6 errata-xmlrpc 2022-05-10 14:11:31 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8

Via RHSA-2022:1894 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2022:1894

Comment 7 Product Security DevOps Team 2022-05-11 03:45:28 UTC
This bug is now closed. Further updates for individual products will be reflected on the CVE page(s):