Bug 15211 - connection names not checked for shell escapes
connection names not checked for shell escapes
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rp3 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
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: 16488 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2000-08-03 03:19 EDT by o.schnapauff
Modified: 2017-07-17 09:56 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-08-03 03:19:20 EDT
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Description o.schnapauff 2000-08-03 03:19:19 EDT
Maybe Security problem:

rp3 / rp3-config doesnt properly check the buffer contents for special characters. Result: Anyone that can start rp3-config or rename a 
connection name  can run an arbitrary command as root.

As you seem to need the root pass to start rp3-config things arent too terrible, but this could still have bad side effects.

Do this: start rp3-config, as connection name use <something>&<command>

then try to start or stop that connection with rp3. <command> will be run as root. Happened originally when my connection was called "at&t"...

I suggest this should be fixed if there is any way a user or skript could ever provide a provider name to rp3.


Comment 1 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-08-03 11:10:04 EDT
This will be fixed in CVS and in rp3-1.1.2-5 and later.  All shell
metacharacters will now be quoted.
Comment 2 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-08-19 23:55:35 EDT
*** Bug 16488 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 openshift-github-bot 2017-07-17 09:56:02 EDT
Commit pushed to master at https://github.com/openshift/origin

Merge pull request #15231 from jim-minter/issue15211

Merged by openshift-bot

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