Bug 448557 (CVE-2008-2359)

Summary: CVE-2008-2359 system-config-network: network configuration change by the unprivileged user
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Tomas Hoger <thoger>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
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Description Tomas Hoger 2008-05-27 17:03:16 UTC
It was discovered that consolehelper configuration files
(/etc/security/console.apps/system-config-network*) as shipped in Fedora 8
system-config-network packages allowed any local console user to start
system-config-network configuration program with root privileges by providing
only user password, not administrator password.  This allows any user with local
console access to change network configuration of the host.

Configuration file did not include USER=root directive and tried to include file
config-util, which does not exist on Fedora 8 and is only provided by usermode
package in Fedora 9.  Without USER= specification, consolehelper prompted user
for user password instead of intended root password.

Comment 1 Tomas Hoger 2008-05-27 17:14:38 UTC
This issue did not affect other Fedora versions or system-config-network in Red
Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5 and redhat-config-network in Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 2.1 and 3.

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2008-05-29 02:51:46 UTC
system-config-network-1.5.10-1.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 3 Red Hat Product Security 2008-07-25 10:23:57 UTC
This issue was addressed in:

Fedora:
  https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F8/FEDORA-2008-4633