Bug 845350 (CVE-2012-3449) - CVE-2012-3449 openvswitch: creates world writable directories: /var/lib/openvswitch/pki/*ca/incoming/
Summary: CVE-2012-3449 openvswitch: creates world writable directories: /var/lib/openv...
Alias: CVE-2012-3449
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
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OS: Linux
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Keywords: Security
Depends On: 845351
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Reported: 2012-08-02 19:05 UTC by Kurt Seifried
Modified: 2013-02-28 15:33 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2013-02-28 15:33:52 UTC
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Description Kurt Seifried 2012-08-02 19:05:58 UTC
Andreas Beckmann debian@abeckmann.de reports:

openvswitch-pki creates the following world writable directories during

    drwx-wx-wx 2 root root 40 Aug  1 05:32 /var/lib/openvswitch/pki/controllerca/incoming
    drwx-wx-wx 2 root root 40 Aug  1 05:32 /var/lib/openvswitch/pki/switchca/incoming

Even if an ordinary local user cannot list the contents of the
directory, he may correctly derive/guess filenames (unless they are
exclusively $(mktemp)) and delete and replace files in there.

I don't know how openvswitch-pki works, how it uses this directory,
what probelms could possibly arise out of this.


Please note on Fedora 16 and 17 run the command:

/usr/bin/ovs-pki --force init

to create the directories.

Comment 1 Kurt Seifried 2012-08-02 19:06:39 UTC
Created openvswitch tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 845351]

Comment 2 Thomas Graf 2012-11-19 13:56:45 UTC
Fixes pushed to all affected Fedora versions.

Comment 3 Thomas Graf 2013-02-28 15:33:52 UTC
See comment #c2

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