Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 73307
Galeon can be used as Trojan horse
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:46:17 EDT
Description of Problem:
The script who fires galeon can be used to cheat another user or the
superuser into running a program from the attacker. If You look at
/usr/bin/galeon you wll noticce that it looks if there is a galeon-bin
program in the CURRENT directory and tries to run it. So by placing
an exceutable called galeon-bin in one of his directories and then having
another user to fire galeon from that directory then instead of running the
real galeon the victim wil be running the Trojan with his own access rights.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Make a script called galeon-bin, make it executable. Fire galeon from
that script and watch the script execute. (My script just prints: "What's
I am not sure this is really a security problem but it still exists.
And in RHL9.
This was fixed today in GNOME CVS. module galeon, branch galeon-1-2
This will get fixed with our next release when we pick up the new galeon version.