Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 749854
CVE-2011-4088 abrt: may leak some personal information to bugzilla with some certain applications
Last modified: 2015-08-19 05:13:54 EDT
Jan Iven reported that abrt could possibly leak certain non-public information when reporting on crashes. If an application included a user name, password, or other confidential information in the crash output, abrt would send that information along with the other information it collects about the crash, to bugzilla.
While the real problem is the application including this information in the crash output, abrt should not be submitting this information or should warn the user that it may be submitting potentially sensitive information and allow the user to scrub that information before it is sent.
Note: only one such application has been currently identified, but it is possible there are others.
Red Hat would like to thank Jan Iven for reporting this issue.
abrt-2.0.7-2.fc16, libreport-2.0.8-3.fc16 has been pushed to the Fedora 16 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
This issue has been addressed in following products:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Via RHSA-2012:0841 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-0841.html