Bug 2238898 (CVE-2023-41915)

Summary: CVE-2023-41915 pmix: race condition allows attackers to obtain ownership of arbitrary files
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: ybuenos
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Fixed In Version: PMIx 4.2.6, PMIx 5.0.1 Doc Type: If docs needed, set a value
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OpenPMIx PMIx is vulnerable to a race condition during execution of library code with UID 0, which allows attackers to obtain ownership of arbitrary files.
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Bug Depends On: 2239125, 2239124    
Bug Blocks: 2238897    

Description ybuenos 2023-09-14 07:58:40 UTC
OpenPMIx PMIx before 4.2.6 and 5.0.x before 5.0.1 allows attackers to obtain ownership of arbitrary files via a race condition during execution of library code with UID 0.

https://docs.openpmix.org/en/latest/security.html
https://github.com/openpmix/openpmix/releases/tag/v5.0.1
https://github.com/openpmix/openpmix/releases/tag/v4.2.6

Comment 3 Dhananjay Arunesh 2023-09-15 11:21:24 UTC
Created pmix tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: epel-7 [bug 2239125]
Affects: fedora-all [bug 2239124]