Bug 161612 - CAN-2004-0175 malicious rsh server can cause rcp to write to arbitrary files
CAN-2004-0175 malicious rsh server can cause rcp to write to arbitrary files
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: krb5 (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2005-06-24 16:00 EDT by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 1.4.1-4
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Last Closed: 2007-01-20 13:36:49 EST
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Description Josh Bressers 2005-06-24 16:00:49 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #120147 +++

Back in 2000 it was reported that a malicious ssh server could cause
scp to write to arbitrary files outside of the current directory. 

This is a valid behaviour of the rcp protocol.

The issue was rediscovered in Mar 2004 and discussed amongst OSS
vendors, with Markus Friedl from OpenBSD writing a proposed patch for
this issue but warned that it needed a lot of testing:
Comment 1 Josh Bressers 2005-06-24 16:01:37 EDT
This issue should also affect FC3
Comment 2 Christian Iseli 2007-01-19 19:21:38 EST
This report targets the FC3 or FC4 products, which have now been EOL'd.

Could you please check that it still applies to a current Fedora release, and
either update the target product or close it ?

Comment 3 Karel Zak 2007-01-20 13:36:49 EST
No ... see changelog:

* Thu Feb  3 2005 Karel Zak <kzak@redhat.com> 0.17-28
- malicious rcp server can cause rcp to write to arbitrary files (like scp
CAN-2004-0175) (#146464)
Comment 4 Nalin Dahyabhai 2007-01-22 14:42:55 EST
Fixed for krb5-specific version of rsh in 1.4.1-4 and later.

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