Bug 625942 (CVE-2010-2945) - CVE-2010-2945 slim: insecure PATH assignment
Summary: CVE-2010-2945 slim: insecure PATH assignment
Alias: CVE-2010-2945
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: 625944
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Reported: 2010-08-20 21:12 UTC by Vincent Danen
Modified: 2019-09-29 12:38 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2019-06-10 10:57:11 UTC

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Description Vincent Danen 2010-08-20 21:12:38 UTC
It was reported that SLiM versions prior to 1.3.1 assigned logged-in users a predefined PATH which included './', which could allow for unintentional code execution.  This was corrected in upstream 1.3.2 [1].

Fedora has had the slim-1.3.1-curdir.patch included which corrects the default configuration file, however the upstream fix also includes changes to the built-in defaults (used in the absence of a configuration file).  So unless the configuration file is missing, Fedora releases are not vulnerable to this.

It's not necessary to provide updates to released versions of Fedora, but it would be good to upgrade rawhide to 1.3.2 to have the full fix.

[1] http://svn.berlios.de/wsvn/slim?op=comp&compare[]=/@170&compare[]=/@171

Comment 1 Vincent Danen 2010-08-20 21:14:59 UTC
Created slim tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-rawhide [bug 625944]

Comment 2 Product Security DevOps Team 2019-06-10 10:57:11 UTC
This CVE Bugzilla entry is for community support informational purposes only as it does not affect a package in a commercially supported Red Hat product. Refer to the dependent bugs for status of those individual community products.

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