Bug 789196 (CVE-2012-0842)

Summary: CVE-2012-0842 surf: world-readable cookie file
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Vincent Danen <vdanen>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
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Version: unspecifiedCC: cassmodiah
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OS: Linux   
Fixed In Version: surf 0.5 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Description Vincent Danen 2012-02-10 04:19:26 UTC
A Debian bug report [1] indicated that surf would create the cookies storage file with world readable permissions.  This could allow other local users to steal cookies if the user had non-default permissions on their home directory (by default, home directories are mode 0700 but may be 0755 in some cases, like for Apache user directories).

$ ls -al ~/.surf/
total 12
drwxr-xr-x.  2 parallels parallels 4096 Feb  9 21:14 .
drwx------. 22 parallels parallels 4096 Feb  9 21:14 ..
-rw-rw-r--.  1 parallels parallels  312 Feb  9 21:14 cookies.txt

[1] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=659296

Comment 1 Vincent Danen 2012-02-10 04:20:20 UTC
Created surf tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 789197]

Comment 2 Vincent Danen 2012-02-10 15:27:43 UTC
This was assigned the name CVE-2012-0842:


Comment 3 Simon 2013-01-30 11:11:47 UTC
fixed in surf 0.5
surf is now 0.5-1 in fedora
Updated by Fran├žois Cami
Available in rawhide and fedora-18-updates
!!!Thank you for this bug report!!!

Comment 4 Vincent Danen 2013-01-30 19:04:30 UTC
Thank you for the heads-up, Simon.