Bug 134657 - CAN-2004-0884 privilege escalation
CAN-2004-0884 privilege escalation
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: cyrus-sasl (Show other bugs)
3.0
All Linux
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
Brian Brock
: Security
: 134658 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2004-10-05 10:24 EDT by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-07 10:51:41 EDT
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Upstream patch (934 bytes, patch)
2004-10-05 10:41 EDT, Josh Bressers
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Description Josh Bressers 2004-10-05 10:24:02 EDT
Gentoo has reported this issue via vendor-sec on 2004-10-05

Libsasl honors the environment variable SASL_PATH blindly, allowing a
local user to compile a "library" locally that is executed with the
EID of SASL when anything calls libsasl.
Comment 1 Josh Bressers 2004-10-05 10:41:13 EDT
Created attachment 104781 [details]
Upstream patch
Comment 2 Josh Bressers 2004-10-05 14:10:01 EDT
*** Bug 134658 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Josh Bressers 2004-10-05 14:12:32 EDT
This issue also affects RHEL2.1
Comment 4 Josh Bressers 2004-10-05 14:30:17 EDT
This issue goes public on 2004-10-07
Comment 5 Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2004-10-07 09:43:51 EDT
Removing embargo
Comment 6 Josh Bressers 2004-10-07 10:51:42 EDT
An errata has been issued which should help the problem 
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being 
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, 
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report 
if the solution does not work for you.

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-546.html
Comment 7 Josh Bressers 2004-10-07 18:03:25 EDT
An errata has been issued which should help the problem 
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being 
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, 
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report 
if the solution does not work for you.

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-546.html
Comment 8 Michal Jaegermann 2004-10-12 17:31:37 EDT
It is a bit confusing what is really in CAN-2004-0884, as it is
marked now ** RESERVED **, but Gentoo GLSA 200410-05 advisory,
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/377775/2004-10-04/2004-10-10/0
says also "Cyrus-SASL contains a remote buffer overflow in the
digestmda5.c file".  See http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/11347
as well.

Somehow I do no see in the recent code patches anything which would
address that concern; or this is something new and not mentioned
by CAN-2004-0884?
Comment 9 Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2004-10-12 17:36:31 EDT
The digestmda5.c issue was separate to CAN-2004-0884 and did not
affect any version of cryus-sasl with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (or
Fedora Core).

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