Bug 690604

Summary: /usr/bin/jwhois is group-writable
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Miloslav Trmač <mitr>
Component: jwhoisAssignee: Vitezslav Crhonek <vcrhonek>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 15CC: redhat-bugzilla, vcrhonek
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Fixed In Version: jwhois-4.0-27.fc15 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Description Miloslav Trmač 2011-03-24 18:43:32 UTC
/usr/bin/jwhois in current Fedora 15 (+updates-testing) is group-writable.  This is not really a vulnerability, but it might be easier for an attacker to obtain gid=0 than to obtain uid=0 (at the very least, uid=0 trivially implies the ability to get gid=0).

Therefore I think it is a good idea to could change /usr/bin/jwhois to not be writable by group: it would somewhat increase security of the system, for very little effort.

Comment 1 Fedora Update System 2011-03-30 12:16:13 UTC
jwhois-4.0-27.fc15 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 15.

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2011-03-31 03:52:05 UTC
Package jwhois-4.0-27.fc15:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 15 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing jwhois-4.0-27.fc15'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2011-04-05 21:45:06 UTC
jwhois-4.0-27.fc15 has been pushed to the Fedora 15 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.