|Summary:||CVE-2008-4937 openoffice.org-core: Insecure temporary file usage|
|Product:||[Other] Security Response||Reporter:||Jan Lieskovsky <jlieskov>|
|Component:||vulnerability||Assignee:||Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>|
|Status:||CLOSED ERRATA||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2008-11-06 10:55:18 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description Jan Lieskovsky 2008-08-29 11:14:30 UTC
The version of the openoffice.org-core package as shipped with Fedora release of 9 (openoffice.org-core-2.4.1-17.4.fc9.*) is prone to the symlink attack. Affected file: /usr/lib/openoffice.org/program/senddoc Relevant part of the code: 1 #!/bin/sh 2 URI_ENCODE="`dirname $0`/uri-encode" 3 4 echo "$@" > /tmp/log.obr.$$ 5 echo "$#" >> /tmp/log.obr.$$ 6 Description: A malicious user could precreate a symbolic link to file /tmp/log.obr.$$ (pids are assigned in subsequent order and even it is not too hard to create a symlinks to all 64K pids). Subsequent run of the oo* command and sending the message as part of the mail would destroy / truncate the size of the synlink target to zero. References: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=496367 Affected openoffice.org-core versions: This issue does not affect the versions of the openoffice.org-core package, as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4 and 5 and within Fedora releases of 8 and 10. This issue affects only version of the openoffice.org-core package, as shipped within the Fedora release of 9 (openoffice.org-core-2.4.1-17.4.fc9).
Comment 1 Caolan McNamara 2008-08-29 11:24:01 UTC
The pending update at https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/openoffice.org-2.4.1-17.6.fc9 includes the openoffice.org-2.4.0.ooo93119.shell.echos.patch fix for this
Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2008-09-10 06:39:21 UTC
openoffice.org-2.4.1-17.6.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 3 Tomas Hoger 2008-11-06 10:54:00 UTC
CVE id CVE-2008-4937 was assigned to this issue: senddoc in OpenOffice.org (OOo) 2.4.1 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a /tmp/log.obr.##### temporary file.
Comment 4 Tomas Hoger 2008-11-06 10:55:18 UTC
Affected Fedora 9 packages fixed via: https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F9/FEDORA-2008-7680 No other OpenOffice.org version we ship was affected by this problem (see comment #0).