Bug 169668 (CVE-2005-0023) - CVE-2005-0023 gnome-pty-helper utmp/wtmp record spoofing
Summary: CVE-2005-0023 gnome-pty-helper utmp/wtmp record spoofing
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Alias: CVE-2005-0023
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: vte
Version: 4.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
low
Target Milestone: ---
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Assignee: Warren Togami
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Whiteboard: impact=low,source=debian,public=20050...
Keywords: Security
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Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2005-09-30 20:32 UTC by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2012-12-14 17:29 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-10-26 14:20:59 UTC


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Description Josh Bressers 2005-09-30 20:32:01 UTC
This was scavanged from the debian bug report:
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=329156

gnome-pty-helper can be made to write utmp/wtmp records with arbitrary
DISPLAY (host) settings. I am not sure if it can be tricked into erasing
existing records.

Comment 1 Josh Bressers 2005-09-30 20:35:01 UTC
This issue may also affect RHEL2.1 and RHEL3

Comment 3 Mark J. Cox 2005-10-26 14:20:59 UTC
Security team review 20051026 decided this flaw is not a security risk -> WONTFIX


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