Bug 957795 (CVE-2013-7386) - CVE-2013-7386 boinc-client: Format string flaw by writing account file
Summary: CVE-2013-7386 boinc-client: Format string flaw by writing account file
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Status: NEW
Alias: CVE-2013-7386
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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medium
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Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 957811 957812
Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2013-04-29 14:32 UTC by Jan Lieskovsky
Modified: 2019-09-29 13:03 UTC (History)
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Description Jan Lieskovsky 2013-04-29 14:32:04 UTC
Format string flaw was found in the way boinc-client, a Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (BOINC) client for distributed computing, performed account information write / dump into corresponding XML file. An attacker could provide an account file (file containing account information) with specially-crafted value of the 'gui_urls' item that, when processed would lead to boinc-client executable crash or, potentially, arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the user running the boinc-client binary.

References:
[1] http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2013/04/28/3

Relevant upstream patch:
[2] http://boinc.berkeley.edu/gitweb/?p=boinc-v2.git;a=commitdiff;h=99258dcecba8ef36e1ce0fd6e0dacffe53613ac9

Comment 1 Jan Lieskovsky 2013-04-29 14:35:04 UTC
This issue affects the versions of the boinc-client package, as shipped with Fedora release of 17, 18, and Fedora EPEL-6. Please schedule an update.

Comment 2 Jan Lieskovsky 2013-04-29 15:01:55 UTC
Created boinc-client tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 957811]

Comment 3 Jan Lieskovsky 2013-04-29 15:06:06 UTC
Created boinc-client tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: epel-6 [bug 957812]

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2013-12-27 05:59:10 UTC
boinc-client-7.2.33-2.git1994cc8.fc20 has been pushed to the Fedora 20 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2013-12-27 06:00:07 UTC
boinc-client-7.2.33-2.git1994cc8.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2014-05-09 22:03:13 UTC
boinc-client-7.2.33-3.git1994cc8.el6 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 6 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 7 Murray McAllister 2014-06-03 05:40:46 UTC
MITRE assigned CVE-2013-7386 to this issue.


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