Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 475452
CVE-2008-5397 tor: does not properly process User/Group configuration options (privilege escalation)
Last modified: 2008-12-09 08:35:52 EST
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures assigned an identifier CVE-2008-5397 to
the following vulnerability:
Tor before 0.2.0.32 does not properly process the (1) User and (2)
Group configuration options, which might allow local users to gain
privileges by leveraging unintended supplementary group memberships of
the Tor process.
Patch from Jacob Appelbaum
and Steven Murdoch (BTS 848 and 857):
This issue affects the versions of the tor package, as shipped
with Fedora releases of 8,9 and 10.
Please upgrade to latest upstream version of apply the above patch.
All current Fedora versions are already updated to upstream version 0.2.0.23:
(In reply to comment #2)
> All current Fedora versions are already updated to upstream version 0.2.0.23:
Bah, 0.2.0.32 that should be, of course...
fwiw, this bug never affected any tor version shipped by fedora.
There was always a patch like
dropping supplementary groups.