Bug 2209494 (CVE-2023-31124) - CVE-2023-31124 c-ares: AutoTools does not set CARES_RANDOM_FILE during cross compilation
Summary: CVE-2023-31124 c-ares: AutoTools does not set CARES_RANDOM_FILE during cross ...
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Status: NEW
Alias: CVE-2023-31124
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
low
low
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Depends On: 2209539 2209540 2209541 2209542 2209543 2209544 2209545 2209546 2209547 2209560 2209562 2209563 2209564 2209565 2209566 2211050 2211051 2211052 2211053 2211054 2212438 2212439 2214631
Blocks: 2209110
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2023-05-24 03:43 UTC by Sandipan Roy
Modified: 2024-02-01 09:01 UTC (History)
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A flaw was found in c-ares. This issue occurs when cross-compiling c-ares and using the autotools build system, CARES_RANDOM_FILE will not be set, as seen when cross-compiling aarch64 android. As a result, it will downgrade to rand(), which could allow an attacker to utilize the lack of entropy by not using a CSPRNG.
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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2023:3603 0 None None None 2023-06-14 18:03:09 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2023:3657 0 None None None 2023-06-19 00:24:47 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2023:3666 0 None None None 2023-06-19 13:27:36 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2023:4045 0 None None None 2023-07-13 01:00:18 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2023:4046 0 None None None 2023-07-13 01:06:12 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2023:4077 0 None None None 2023-07-13 11:35:24 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2023:4078 0 None None None 2023-07-13 11:42:11 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2023:4098 0 None None None 2023-07-17 06:51:25 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2023:3577 0 None None None 2023-06-14 07:27:19 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2023:3586 0 None None None 2023-06-14 08:39:10 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2023:4033 0 None None None 2023-07-12 08:26:13 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2023:4034 0 None None None 2023-07-12 08:25:30 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2023:4035 0 None None None 2023-07-12 08:25:21 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2023:4036 0 None None None 2023-07-12 08:12:34 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2023:4039 0 None None None 2023-07-12 08:24:18 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2023:6635 0 None None None 2023-11-07 08:22:18 UTC

Description Sandipan Roy 2023-05-24 03:43:06 UTC
When cross-compiling c-ares and using the autotools build system, CARES_RANDOM_FILE will not be set, as seen when cross compiling aarch64 android. This will downgrade to using rand() as a fallback which could allow an attacker to take advantage of the lack of entropy by not using a CSPRNG.

CVE-2023-31124. Low. AutoTools does not set CARES_RANDOM_FILE during cross compilation (https://github.com/c-ares/c-ares/security/advisories/GHSA-54xr-f67r-4pc4)

Comment 1 Sandipan Roy 2023-05-24 04:23:28 UTC
Created c-ares tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 2209542]


Created mingw-c-ares tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 2209543]


Created nodejs tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: epel-7 [bug 2209539]


Created nodejs16 tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 2209544]


Created nodejs18 tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 2209545]


Created nodejs20 tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 2209546]


Created nodejs:13/nodejs tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: epel-8 [bug 2209540]


Created nodejs:16-epel/nodejs tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: epel-8 [bug 2209541]


Created nodejs:16/c-ares tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 2209547]

Comment 4 errata-xmlrpc 2023-06-14 07:27:17 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9

Via RHSA-2023:3577 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2023:3577

Comment 5 errata-xmlrpc 2023-06-14 08:39:09 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9

Via RHSA-2023:3586 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2023:3586

Comment 7 errata-xmlrpc 2023-07-12 08:12:34 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.0 Extended Update Support

Via RHSA-2023:4036 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2023:4036

Comment 8 errata-xmlrpc 2023-07-12 08:24:17 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Via RHSA-2023:4039 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2023:4039

Comment 9 errata-xmlrpc 2023-07-12 08:25:20 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8

Via RHSA-2023:4035 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2023:4035

Comment 10 errata-xmlrpc 2023-07-12 08:25:29 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8

Via RHSA-2023:4034 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2023:4034

Comment 11 errata-xmlrpc 2023-07-12 08:26:12 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.6 Extended Update Support

Via RHSA-2023:4033 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2023:4033

Comment 12 errata-xmlrpc 2023-11-07 08:22:17 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9

Via RHSA-2023:6635 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2023:6635


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