Bug 680787 - logrotate: TOCTOU race condition by creating the compressed or copied log file (information disclosure)
Summary: logrotate: TOCTOU race condition by creating the compressed or copied log fil...
Alias: None
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Reported: 2011-02-27 19:12 UTC by Jan Lieskovsky
Modified: 2019-09-29 12:43 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2011-03-11 06:29:21 UTC

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Description Jan Lieskovsky 2011-02-27 19:12:48 UTC
A file access race condition (time-of-check, time-of-use, TOCTOU
race condition) was found in the way logrotate determines the
permissions to newly created files when compression or copying of a
log file has been requested. If the logrotate utility was run on a log
file contained within an attacker controllable directory, a local
attacker could use this flaw to trick the logrotate utility into
creating the compressed or copied file with user selected permissions,
potentially leading to disclosure of sensitive information.

Comment 4 Jan Lieskovsky 2011-03-03 09:20:50 UTC
Further clarified flaw information from Stefan Fritsch of Debian Security Team:

Both compressLogFile() and copyTruncate() are vulnerable to this
issue. Instead of using the permissions passed in sb, both functions
should call fstat() on the opened file.

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