Bug 229142

Summary: [SECURITY] Does not drop supplementary groups
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Enrico Scholz <rh-bugzilla>
Component: ss5Assignee: Matteo Ricchetti <matteo.ricchetti>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Description Enrico Scholz 2007-02-18 11:50:33 UTC
Description of problem:

ss5 uses setuid() + setgid() in a wrong way and does not drop supplementary
groups. Please see upstream report at 
for more details and suggested fixes.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


Comment 1 Matteo Ricchetti 2007-04-17 09:40:07 UTC
After applying this code, some users got this problem:

ss5 3.6.2 fails to start within a chroot jail
on Linux Fedora Core 6, unlike a previous
ss5 3.4 build.

The error message 3.6.2 produces is:

[ERRO] User nobody not found.

Even with using the -u flag to set the user to
the invoking user I still can't start ss5.
Apparently this is new code in 3.6.2 that wasn't
in 3.4. The offending call appears to be the
call to initgroups() which may not work within
the chroot jail.

I have a workaround which involves #ifdef'ing
the S5UIDSet() call in SS5Main.c since I already
have the UID/GID that I want, but it would be
very handy to figure out why this doesn't work
within a chroot jail. At the least having an
option to ignore the initgroups() return would
be useful for this case.

Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 06:16:50 UTC
Fedora apologizes that these issues have not been resolved yet. We're
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Comment 3 Enrico Scholz 2008-04-04 07:35:31 UTC
f8 has still affected ss5-3.5.9-4

Comment 4 John Poelstra 2008-04-04 21:45:09 UTC
thanks for the update!

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Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 07:04:45 UTC
Fedora 8 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-01-07. Fedora 8 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
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