Bug 1011616 - (CVE-2013-4367) CVE-2013-4367 ovirt-engine: some config files left world-writable due to improper use of os.chmod()
CVE-2013-4367 ovirt-engine: some config files left world-writable due to impr...
Product: Security Response
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1011619
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Reported: 2013-09-24 12:12 EDT by Vincent Danen
Modified: 2014-03-27 04:47 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: ovirt-engine 3.3
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Last Closed: 2014-03-27 04:47:42 EDT
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Description Vincent Danen 2013-09-24 12:12:13 EDT
It was found that ovirt-engine would create certain files world-writable (such as /etc/sysconfig/nfs).  This is due to an upstream kernel change [1] which impacts how python's os.chmod() works when passed a mode of '-1'.  Prior to this kernel change, a mode of '-1' would have implied "do nothing", however with the upstream kernel change this will turn all possible bits on (thus making the file world-writable).

As a result, this only affects ovirt-engine (or other python scripts using os.chmod() in this way) with newer Linux kernels (version 3.1 and newer).

This has been in upstream git [2] to fix permissions on installations that upgrade from 3.2.  In 3.3, the entire setup package was rewritten and the copyFile() function (from common_utils.py, where this os.chmod() call is made) has been removed.  As a result, this only affects ovirt-engine 3.2 running on a Linux kernel 3.1+.

[1] https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git/commit/fs/open.c?id=e57712ebebbb9db7d8dcef216437b3171ddcf115
[2] http://gerrit.ovirt.org/#/c/19472/


This issue was discovered by Yedidyah Bar David of Red Hat.
Comment 2 Vincent Danen 2013-09-24 12:15:44 EDT

Not vulnerable.  This issue did not affect Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager 3.
Comment 3 Vincent Danen 2013-09-24 12:16:11 EDT
Created ovirt-engine tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1011619]
Comment 4 Vincent Danen 2013-10-09 11:58:22 EDT
Another fix noted here: http://gerrit.ovirt.org/#/c/19557/
Comment 5 Alon Bar-Lev 2014-03-26 16:18:39 EDT

Can we close this? in 3.3 setup was re-written without using this -1 magic.

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