Bug 1852803 (CVE-2020-15397) - CVE-2020-15397 hylafax+: unsafe handling of user-writable directories could lead to privileged code execution
Summary: CVE-2020-15397 hylafax+: unsafe handling of user-writable directories could l...
Alias: CVE-2020-15397
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: 1852804 1852805
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Reported: 2020-07-01 10:53 UTC by Marian Rehak
Modified: 2020-08-04 18:02 UTC (History)
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Fixed In Version: hylafax+ 7.0.2
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Last Closed: 2020-07-01 13:27:36 UTC

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Description Marian Rehak 2020-07-01 10:53:43 UTC
HylaFAX+ through 7.0.2 and HylaFAX Enterprise have scripts that execute binaries from directories writable by unprivileged users (e.g., locations under /var/spool/hylafax that are writable by the uucp account). This allows these users to execute code in the context of the user calling these binaries (often root).

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Comment 1 Marian Rehak 2020-07-01 10:54:08 UTC
Created hylafax+ tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: epel-all [bug 1852805]
Affects: fedora-all [bug 1852804]

Comment 2 Product Security DevOps Team 2020-07-01 13:27:36 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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