Bug 1040228 (CVE-2013-7069) - CVE-2013-7069 ack: code execution via .ackrc file
Summary: CVE-2013-7069 ack: code execution via .ackrc file
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Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: CVE-2013-7069
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1040229
Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2013-12-11 01:33 UTC by Murray McAllister
Modified: 2019-09-29 13:11 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: ack-2.12-1.fc20
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2014-02-01 18:37:17 UTC


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Description Murray McAllister 2013-12-11 01:33:43 UTC
A flaw was found in the way ack, a tool similar to grep, processed .ackrc files. If a local user ran ack in an attacker-controlled directory, it would lead to arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the user running ack. This issue affects versions 2.00 to 2.10 (such as the version in Fedora 19), and should be fixed in version 2.12. It does not affect versions below 2.00 (such as those in EPEL).

https://github.com/petdance/ack2/issues/414 also provides further restrictions.

References:
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=731848
https://github.com/petdance/ack2/issues/399
https://metacpan.org/source/PETDANCE/ack-2.12/Changes
https://github.com/petdance/ack2/issues/414

Comment 1 Murray McAllister 2013-12-11 01:35:30 UTC
CVE request: http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2013/12/10/10

Comment 2 Murray McAllister 2013-12-11 01:36:12 UTC
Created ack tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-19 [bug 1040229]

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2013-12-20 01:48:33 UTC
ack-2.12-1.fc20 has been pushed to the Fedora 20 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2013-12-20 01:49:31 UTC
ack-2.12-1.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.


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