Bug 1165900 (CVE-2014-4200) - CVE-2014-4200 open-vm-tools: vm-support's diagnostics archive created with world-readable permissions
Summary: CVE-2014-4200 open-vm-tools: vm-support's diagnostics archive created with wo...
Alias: CVE-2014-4200
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: 1165901 1165902 1172833 2189941
Blocks: 1165903
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-11-20 01:55 UTC by Murray McAllister
Modified: 2023-04-26 14:20 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2016-02-22 20:45:17 UTC

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Description Murray McAllister 2014-11-20 01:55:04 UTC
The diagnostics archive created by vm-support was created in /tmp/ with world-readable permissions. A local attacker could possibly use this flaw to obtain sensitive information.



Comment 1 Murray McAllister 2014-11-20 01:56:36 UTC
Created open-vm-tools tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1165901]
Affects: epel-6 [bug 1165902]

Comment 3 Ravindra Kumar 2014-11-21 18:34:18 UTC
open-vm-tools version 9.4.6 package contains the fix.

Fedora 20 and EPEL 6 have already picked version 9.4.6 and therefore have the fix.

Comment 5 Ravindra Kumar 2015-08-04 22:53:13 UTC
This will also get fixed by rebasing open-vm-tools to 9.10.2, bug 1172833.

Comment 6 Kurt Seifried 2018-03-20 18:30:26 UTC

This issue affects the versions of open-vm-tools as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and Red Hat CloudForms 4. Red Hat Product Security has rated this issue as having Low security impact. A future update may address this issue. For additional information, refer to the Issue Severity Classification: https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/.

Comment 8 Sandipan Roy 2023-04-26 14:20:43 UTC
Errata URL: https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2015:2246

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