Bug 887866 (CVE-2012-5660)

Summary: CVE-2012-5660 abrt: Race condition in abrt-action-install-debuginfo
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Jan Lieskovsky <jlieskov>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
Status: NEW --- QA Contact: Martin Kyral <mkyral>
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Version: unspecifiedCC: abrt-devel-list, jrusnack, mcarpenter, mkyral, security-response-team
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OS: Linux   
Whiteboard: impact=moderate,public=20130130,reported=20121214,source=researcher,cvss2=6.6/AV:L/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C,rhel-6/abrt=affected,fedora-all/abrt=affected,cwe=CWE-426
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Bug Depends On: 895442, 895443, 906280    
Bug Blocks: 887869    

Description Jan Lieskovsky 2012-12-17 08:51:55 EST
A race condition was found in the way abrt handled the directories used to store 
information about crashes. A local attacker with the privileges of the abrt user 
could use this flaw to perform a symbolic link attack, allowing them to make any 
file writable by the abrt user, allowing them to escalate their privileges to
the privileged system user account, root.

This issue was assigned CVE-2012-5660.


Red Hat would like to thank Martin Carpenter of Citco for reporting this issue.
Comment 6 Jan Lieskovsky 2013-01-24 10:26:50 EST
The preliminary embargo date for this issue has been set up to next Wednesday, 30-th January of 2013.
Comment 8 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2013-01-30 00:00:51 EST
This issue affects the version of the abrt package, as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.


This issue affects the versions of the abrt package, as shipped with Fedora release of 16, 17 and 18.
Comment 9 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2013-01-31 06:02:21 EST
Created abrt tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 906280]
Comment 10 errata-xmlrpc 2013-01-31 16:39:15 EST
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2013:0215 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0215.html