Bug 52499 - kinit fails if eviluser makes /tmp/krb5cc_$VICTIM_UID
Summary: kinit fails if eviluser makes /tmp/krb5cc_$VICTIM_UID
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: krb5   
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Version: 7.3
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Nalin Dahyabhai
QA Contact: Brian Brock
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Reported: 2001-08-24 12:48 UTC by David Woodhouse
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:36 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-08-24 15:52:04 UTC
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Description David Woodhouse 2001-08-24 12:48:19 UTC
Description of Problem:
krb5 appears to keep tickets in a known file in /tmp, and fails if that
file cannot be created. This situation can easily be produced by an evil
user with permission to create files in /tmp.

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How Reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. su eviluser -c "touch /tmp/krb5cc_`id -u`"
2. kinit

Actual Results:
kinit(v5): Internal file credentials cache error when initializing cache 

Expected Results:
Dunno. Something slightly more useful though.

Comment 1 David Woodhouse 2001-08-24 13:09:38 UTC
Also reproduced on Roswell 2 with krb5-workstation-1.2.2-13

Comment 2 Glen Foster 2001-08-24 15:52:00 UTC
We (Red Hat) really need to fix this before next release.

Comment 3 Nalin Dahyabhai 2001-08-27 18:02:54 UTC
A workaround exists: set KRB5CCNAME to a filename you can write to.  The file
name "/tmp/krb5cc_<UID>" is only used when KRB5CCNAME is not set.

Something akin to "export KRB5CCNAME=`mktemp /tmp/krb5cc_XXXXXX`" prior to
running kinit should be sufficient.

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