Bug 73307 - Galeon can be used as Trojan horse
Summary: Galeon can be used as Trojan horse
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: galeon (Show other bugs)
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Version: 9
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Christopher Blizzard
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Keywords: Security
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Reported: 2002-09-02 19:56 UTC by jfm2
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:46 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-05-05 16:00:44 UTC
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Description jfm2 2002-09-02 19:56:28 UTC
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.

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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
new doc?)

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Comment 1 Gene Czarcinski 2003-02-10 15:46:30 UTC
I am not sure this is really a security problem but it still exists.

Comment 2 Kjartan Maraas 2003-04-02 23:28:13 UTC
And in RHL9.

Comment 3 Kjartan Maraas 2003-04-03 20:39:21 UTC
This was fixed today in GNOME CVS. module galeon, branch galeon-1-2

Comment 4 Christopher Blizzard 2003-05-05 16:00:44 UTC
This will get fixed with our next release when we pick up the new galeon version.

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