Bug 538459 (CVE-2009-3894)

Summary: CVE-2009-3894 dstat insecure module search path
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Josh Bressers <bressers>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
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Version: unspecifiedCC: jlieskov, jzeleny, kreilly, kvolny, security-response-team, vdanen
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Bug Depends On: 538469, 538470, 541406    
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Description Josh Bressers 2009-11-18 16:20:34 UTC
Robert Buchholz of the Gentoo Security Team reported that the dstat utilility contains a flaw in the python module search path used. dstat will search the current working directory for python modules.

If a local user is able to trick another user into running dstat in a directory containing a malicious module, they could perform arbitrary actions with the permissions of the victim.

Comment 4 Jan Lieskovsky 2009-11-25 15:35:44 UTC
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Comment 7 errata-xmlrpc 2009-11-30 15:23:25 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Via RHSA-2009:1619 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1619.html

Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2009-12-03 15:58:04 UTC
dstat-0.7.0-1.fc12 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 12.

Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2009-12-03 16:16:32 UTC
dstat-0.6.9-5.fc11 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 11.

Comment 10 Fedora Update System 2009-12-04 23:50:39 UTC
dstat-0.6.9-5.fc11 has been pushed to the Fedora 11 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 11 Fedora Update System 2009-12-04 23:54:57 UTC
dstat-0.7.0-1.fc12 has been pushed to the Fedora 12 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.