Bug 268381 - (CVE-2007-4631) CVE-2007-4631 QGit insecure temporary file usage
CVE-2007-4631 QGit insecure temporary file usage
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: qgit (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Dan Horák
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-08-30 14:43 EDT by Lubomir Kundrak
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 1.5.7-1.fc7
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Last Closed: 2007-09-10 12:54:50 EDT
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Description Lubomir Kundrak 2007-08-30 14:43:46 EDT
Description of problem:

Raphael Marichez of Gentoo reported an insecure temporary file usage flaw in
QGit. (see URL for original report)

The following code in dataloader.cpp is problematic:

220 bool DataLoader::doStart(SCList args, SCRef wd) {
222         // ensure unique names for our DataLoader instance file
223         dataFileName = "/qgit_" + QString::number((ulong)this) + ".txt";
224         scriptFileName = "/qgit_" + QString::number((ulong)this) + ".sh";
226         // create a script to redirect 'git rev-list' stdout to dataFile
227         QDir dir("/tmp"); // use a tmpfs mounted filesystem if available
228         bool foundTmpDir = (dir.exists() && dir.isReadable());
229         scriptFileName.prepend(foundTmpDir ? "/tmp" : wd);
230         dataFileName.prepend(foundTmpDir ? "/tmp" : wd);

Not only does QGit construct a predictable file name here, and doesn't check if
the files already exist, which can be leveraged into information leak or
arbitrary file overwrite in case they're symlinks, but later on executes one of
them. This is not just problem when /tmp is mounted with noexec option, but
might be exploited into arbitrary code execution under time-dependent race

With this said, please update as possible.

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There's no CVE identifier for this issue. I will request one soon.

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Comment 1 Lubomir Kundrak 2007-09-03 12:31:08 EDT
Mitre assigne CVE-2007-4631 to this issue.
Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2007-09-10 12:54:48 EDT
qgit-1.5.7-1.fc7 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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