Bug 955629 - (CVE-2013-1979) CVE-2013-1979 kernel: net: incorrect SCM_CREDENTIALS passing
CVE-2013-1979 kernel: net: incorrect SCM_CREDENTIALS passing
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 955630 955631 955647
Blocks: 955634
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Reported: 2013-04-23 08:30 EDT by Petr Matousek
Modified: 2015-07-31 07:48 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2013-08-24 08:32:56 EDT
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Description Petr Matousek 2013-04-23 08:30:31 EDT
Commit 257b5358b32f ("scm: Capture the full credentials of the scm sender") changed the credentials passing code to pass in the effective uid/gid instead of the real uid/gid.

Obviously this doesn't matter most of the time (since normally they are the same), but it results in differences for suid binaries when the wrong uid/gid ends up being used. 

An unprivileged local user could use this flaw to elevate their privileges.

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Red Hat would like to thank Andy Lutomirski for reporting this issue.
Comment 3 Petr Matousek 2013-04-23 08:39:07 EDT

This issue did not affect the versions of the Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

This issue was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2 via RHSA-2013:0829 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0829.html
Comment 5 Jan Lieskovsky 2013-04-23 08:53:42 EDT
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Comment 7 Petr Matousek 2013-04-23 09:04:21 EDT
Created kernel tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 955647]
Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2013-04-26 20:07:18 EDT
kernel-3.8.8-203.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2013-05-03 20:08:51 EDT
kernel-3.8.11-100.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 10 errata-xmlrpc 2013-05-20 12:56:27 EDT
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  MRG for RHEL-6 v.2

Via RHSA-2013:0829 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0829.html

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