Bug 523178 - (CVE-2010-0746) CVE-2010-0746 DeviceKit: Privilege escalation via pluggable storage device labels
CVE-2010-0746 DeviceKit: Privilege escalation via pluggable storage device la...
Status: NEW
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 572296
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Reported: 2009-09-14 07:59 EDT by Jan Lieskovsky
Modified: 2013-03-05 23:10 EST (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Jan Lieskovsky 2009-09-14 07:59:19 EDT
A privilege escalation flaw was found in the way DeviceKit used to handle
labels for pluggable storage devices. A local, unprivileged user could
provide a specially-crafted string as a name, for the newly created / added
system device, leading to escalation of his privileges.

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Comment 3 Jan Lieskovsky 2009-09-16 09:26:06 EDT
This issue affects the versions of DeviceKit-disks package, as shipped
with Fedora releases of 10 and 11 (DeviceKit-disks-002-1.git20080720.fc10
and DeviceKit-disks-004-4.fc11).
Comment 7 Vincent Danen 2010-03-10 14:03:12 EST
This is corrected in the upstream version of DeviceKit-disks as shipped with Fedora 12.  It is not fixed in Fedora 11.
Comment 9 Jan Lieskovsky 2010-04-03 12:06:40 EDT
This is CVE-2010-0746.
Comment 10 Vincent Danen 2010-04-06 15:38:09 EDT
An exploit/proof-of-concept for this is now public:


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