Bug 1251621 - (CVE-2015-5186) CVE-2015-5186 Audit: log terminal emulator escape sequences handling
CVE-2015-5186 Audit: log terminal emulator escape sequences handling
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
: Reopened, Security
Depends On: 1400791
Blocks: 1251622 1386080
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Reported: 2015-08-07 19:54 EDT by Kurt Seifried
Modified: 2016-12-30 11:02 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2015-08-28 03:57:30 EDT
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Patch fixing unescaped control characters (27.04 KB, patch)
2015-08-10 19:39 EDT, Steve Grubb
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Description Kurt Seifried 2015-08-07 19:54:44 EDT
Steve Grubb of Red Hat reports:

When auditing the filesystem the names of files are logged. These filenames 
can contain escape sequences, when viewed using the ausearch programs "-i" 
option for example this can result in the escape sequences being processed 
unsafely by the terminal program being used to view the data.
Comment 1 Steve Grubb 2015-08-10 19:39:56 EDT
Created attachment 1061284 [details]
Patch fixing unescaped control characters

This patch will be applied upstream. Please share with other distributions. The older the audit package, the more likely they will have problems back porting.
Comment 2 Kurt Seifried 2015-08-13 16:58:44 EDT
This has been corrected upstream with the following commit:

Comment 4 Kurt Seifried 2015-08-26 10:35:00 EDT

This issue was discovered by Steve Grubb of Red Hat.

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