Bug 641361 (CVE-2010-3430, CVE-2010-3431) - CVE-2010-3430 CVE-2010-3431 pam: pam_mail and pam_env incorrect privilege dropping
Summary: CVE-2010-3430 CVE-2010-3431 pam: pam_mail and pam_env incorrect privilege dro...
Alias: CVE-2010-3430, CVE-2010-3431
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Blocks: CVE-2010-3435
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Reported: 2010-10-08 14:16 UTC by Tomas Hoger
Modified: 2021-02-24 22:14 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-12-22 15:45:16 UTC

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Description Tomas Hoger 2010-10-08 14:16:04 UTC
The pam_mail and pam_env modules in Linux-PAM before 1.1.2 did not drop privileges before accessing users' files (CVE-2010-3435, see bug #641335).  Privilege dropping was added in 1.1.2, but with couple of issues pointed out by Solar Designer:


The code fails to switch fsgid/egid and groups (CVE-2010-3430) and does not check setfsuid() return value (CVE-2010-3431).  Fix using newly-introduced pam_modutil_drop_priv / pam_modutil_regain_priv was committed in upstream CVS and should be included in 1.1.3:

Comment 1 Tomas Hoger 2010-10-08 14:19:01 UTC
Linux-PAM 1.1.2 is currently only available in Fedora Rawhide.  Older PAM versions do to contain affected privilege dropping code and hence can not be affected by these issues.  The are affected by the original issue - CVE-2010-3435.


Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of pam as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, 5, or 6.

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