Bug 1008313 (CVE-2013-4362) - CVE-2013-4362 davfs2: insecure use of system()
Summary: CVE-2013-4362 davfs2: insecure use of system()
Alias: CVE-2013-4362
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1012340
Blocks: 1008316
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2013-09-16 06:54 UTC by Ratul Gupta
Modified: 2019-09-29 13:08 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2013-11-12 11:01:13 UTC

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Description Ratul Gupta 2013-09-16 06:54:18 UTC
It is found that davfs2, a tool for connecting to WebDAV, might be using the system() insecurely. The issue is since mount_davfs2 is setuid, using the system() call could result in privilege escalation.


Comment 1 Will Woods 2013-09-19 21:00:02 UTC
I'm building davfs-1.4.7-3.fc{18,19,20}, which includes the patch from upstream for this. Let me know if there's anything special I need to do here.

Comment 2 Ratul Gupta 2013-09-26 10:13:07 UTC
Created davfs2 tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1012340]

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2013-11-10 06:40:28 UTC
davfs2-1.4.7-3.fc20 has been pushed to the Fedora 20 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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