Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 125517
CVE-2005-4889 rpm: Updates leave hardlinked copies untouched.
Last modified: 2010-08-20 07:23:23 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
Created attachment 100965 [details]
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.
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.
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.
Adding security group and flag - will look at thanks.
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.
(Argh, you didn't apply the chunk that removes the bits in the FSM_RENAME case! See bug #598775)
Created attachment 419033 [details]
Patch to FSM_RENAME case was applied on 15 Nov 2005 20:06:53 exactly as stated.
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-18.104.22.168 also doesn't contain the FSM_RENAME part.
Anyway, what's done is done. I don't want to do any finger pointing.
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.
(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.)
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:
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!
MITRE assigned the name CVE-2005-4889 to this issue. Applying the alias here as per bug #598775 comment #27.