Bug 523178 (CVE-2010-0746) - CVE-2010-0746 DeviceKit: Privilege escalation via pluggable storage device labels
Summary: CVE-2010-0746 DeviceKit: Privilege escalation via pluggable storage device la...
Status: NEW
Alias: CVE-2010-0746
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: 572296
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Reported: 2009-09-14 11:59 UTC by Jan Lieskovsky
Modified: 2019-09-29 12:32 UTC (History)
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Description Jan Lieskovsky 2009-09-14 11:59:19 UTC
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.

Upstream bug report:

Upstream patch:

Comment 3 Jan Lieskovsky 2009-09-16 13:26:06 UTC
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 19:03:12 UTC
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 16:06:40 UTC
This is CVE-2010-0746.

Comment 10 Vincent Danen 2010-04-06 19:38:09 UTC
An exploit/proof-of-concept for this is now public:


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