Bug 1187340 (CVE-2014-8163) - CVE-2014-8163 Satellite5: upload_crash_file and upload_result directory traversal
Summary: CVE-2014-8163 Satellite5: upload_crash_file and upload_result directory trave...
Alias: CVE-2014-8163
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Depends On:
Blocks: 1181470 1187346
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2015-01-29 19:34 UTC by Kurt Seifried
Modified: 2023-05-12 16:27 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
It was found that an XMLRPC interface exposed by Satellite could allow an attacker to write arbitrary files and directories under the /var/satellite directory on the Satellite server.
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2021-10-20 10:50:22 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)

Description Kurt Seifried 2015-01-29 19:34:22 UTC
Travis Emmert reports:

An XMLRPC interface is exposed that is intended for programmatic invocation 
from the client programs and related components. This interfaces exists on the 
satellite server at /XMLRPC. Note that this interface is different from the 
published interface exposed to end­users at /rpc/api. The application accepts 
data and a filename for writing the file too. The filename and resulting 
generated path is inspected, however the inspection does not consider all 
potential attacks. The verification on the path results in a situation where 
an attacker can write to an arbitrary file and directory under /var/satellite/

Comment 2 Kurt Seifried 2015-05-11 16:13:13 UTC

Red Hat would like to thank Travis Emmert for reporting this issue.

Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.