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Bug 125517 - CVE-2005-4889 rpm: Updates leave hardlinked copies untouched.
CVE-2005-4889 rpm: Updates leave hardlinked copies untouched.
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
All Linux
medium Severity medium
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Assigned To: Paul Nasrat
Mike McLean
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Blocks: CVE-2005-4889 FC5Blocker
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Reported: 2004-06-08 09:57 EDT by Michael Schröder
Modified: 2010-08-20 07:23 EDT (History)
5 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2005-11-04 08:38:47 EST
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Proposed patch (3.28 KB, patch)
2004-06-08 09:57 EDT, Michael Schröder
no flags Details | Diff
cvs diff (1.98 KB, text/plain)
2010-06-02 09:31 EDT, Jeff Johnson
no flags Details

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Description Michael Schröder 2004-06-08 09:57:07 EDT
If a malicious creates a hardlink to a buggy s-bit program the 
system is still compromised even after a fixed version has been 
installed. The attached fix removes the s-bits from files that 
get updated.
Comment 1 Michael Schröder 2004-06-08 09:57:40 EDT
Created attachment 100965 [details]
Proposed patch
Comment 2 Matthew Miller 2005-04-26 12:37:56 EDT
Fedora Core 2 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for
security updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please
reopen and reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a
security issue and hasn't been resolved in the current FC3 updates or
in the FC4 test release, reopen and change the version to match.
Comment 3 Michael Schröder 2005-04-26 12:48:43 EDT
Hmm, good question. I leave it to your security group to decide if it's a 
security issue or not. For now, I've changed the product to FC3. 
Comment 4 Matthew Miller 2005-04-26 13:59:40 EDT
Hmmm. I can see how that might be an issue. I'm going to clone this into Fedora
Legacy as well as leaving in FC3. Thanks.
Comment 5 Paul Nasrat 2005-04-26 18:13:47 EDT
Adding security group and flag - will look at thanks.
Comment 7 Jeff Johnson 2005-11-04 08:38:47 EST
This patch should probably be done in other ways, but is ok for what the patch does.

Patch added to rpm cvs, should be in rpm-4.4.3-0.35 when built.
Comment 8 Michael Schröder 2010-06-02 09:00:58 EDT
(Argh, you didn't apply the chunk that removes the bits in the FSM_RENAME case! See bug #598775)
Comment 9 Jeff Johnson 2010-06-02 09:31:35 EDT
Created attachment 419033 [details]
cvs diff

Patch to FSM_RENAME case was applied on 15 Nov 2005 20:06:53 exactly as stated.
Comment 10 Michael Schröder 2010-06-02 10:22:33 EDT
Hmm, must have been a different branch. I just see the commit by Paul done Apr 16 13:26:12 2007, which doesn't contain it. rpm- also doesn't contain the FSM_RENAME part.
Anyway, what's done is done. I don't want to do any finger pointing.
Comment 11 Jeff Johnson 2010-06-02 10:29:25 EDT
You chose to add the comment here with "you" attached.

And not a different branch, 4.4.2 (on which @rpm.org is based) != 4.4.3.
Comment 12 Michael Schröder 2010-06-04 05:49:17 EDT
(Turns out that maybe I'm the one to blame. I seem to have dropped the chunk by accident when porting the patch from 4.1.1 to 4.4.2, and Paul took it from out version. Hard to tell after such a long time.)
Comment 13 Jeff Johnson 2010-06-04 08:54:07 EDT
Yes its been a long time and removing setuid/setgid (and capabilities and acls and ...)
is a tedious issue which (if deserving of a CVE firedrill) also means that this rpmbuild issue
also needs a CVE (imho its a far more serious issue):

    Name: tag with malicious syntax in spec files can be used to remove home directories:

             Name: foo;~

    can trick rpmbuild into removing home directories and worse.

Then there's %verifyscript that is run multiple times, and the flaw saving/restoring
the chroot directory using embedded lua (also from you and incorrect).

So it goes ... *shrug* ... Have fun!
Comment 14 Vincent Danen 2010-06-14 15:52:56 EDT
MITRE assigned the name CVE-2005-4889 to this issue.  Applying the alias here as per bug #598775 comment #27.

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