Bug 749854 (CVE-2011-4088) - CVE-2011-4088 abrt: may leak some personal information to bugzilla with some certain applications
Summary: CVE-2011-4088 abrt: may leak some personal information to bugzilla with some ...
Alias: CVE-2011-4088
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Depends On: 748457 813243
Blocks: 749859 784298
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-10-28 17:47 UTC by Vincent Danen
Modified: 2023-09-07 18:37 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2012-06-20 11:12:08 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2012:0841 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Low: abrt, libreport, btparser, and python-meh security and bug fix update 2012-06-19 19:29:03 UTC

Description Vincent Danen 2011-10-28 17:47:32 UTC
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.

Comment 1 Vincent Danen 2011-10-28 17:50:37 UTC

Red Hat would like to thank Jan Iven for reporting this issue.

Comment 5 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2011-11-18 10:56:09 UTC


Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2011-12-16 19:56:04 UTC
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.

Comment 18 errata-xmlrpc 2012-06-20 07:03:34 UTC
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

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