Bug 1563137 (CVE-2018-0493) - CVE-2018-0493 remctl: Use-after-free leading to a daemon crash, memory corruption, or arbitrary command execution.
Summary: CVE-2018-0493 remctl: Use-after-free leading to a daemon crash, memory corrup...
Alias: CVE-2018-0493
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1563139 1563140
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Reported: 2018-04-03 08:57 UTC by Andrej Nemec
Modified: 2021-02-17 00:33 UTC (History)
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Fixed In Version: remctl 3.14
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Last Closed: 2019-06-10 10:19:26 UTC

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Description Andrej Nemec 2018-04-03 08:57:38 UTC
An incorrect memory management was found in the remctld and remctl-shell servers when handling commands with the sudo configuration option. For remctld, it may be possible (although appears to be difficult) for a client to execute arbitrary commands on the server. To exploit this vulnerability, the client must have access to run a command that uses the sudo configuration option. The client would then need to run the command using sudo multiple times in a single connection using keep-alive.

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Comment 1 Andrej Nemec 2018-04-03 08:59:11 UTC
Created remctl tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1563139]
Affects: epel-all [bug 1563140]

Comment 2 Product Security DevOps Team 2019-06-10 10:19:26 UTC
This CVE Bugzilla entry is for community support informational purposes only as it does not affect a package in a commercially supported Red Hat product. Refer to the dependent bugs for status of those individual community products.

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