Bug 638396 (CVE-2010-3385) - CVE-2010-3385 tuxguitar: insecure library loading vulnerability
Summary: CVE-2010-3385 tuxguitar: insecure library loading vulnerability
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Status: CLOSED UPSTREAM
Alias: CVE-2010-3385
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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low
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 638398
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2010-09-28 22:28 UTC by Vincent Danen
Modified: 2019-09-29 12:39 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2019-06-10 10:57:18 UTC


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Description Vincent Danen 2010-09-28 22:28:04 UTC
Raphael Geissert conducted a review of various packages in Debian and found that tuxguitar contained a script that could be abused by an attacker to execute arbitrary code [1].

The vulnerability is due to an insecure change to LD_LIBRARY_PATH, and environment variable used by ld.so(8) to look for libraries in directories other than the standard paths.  When there is an empty item in the colon-separated list of directories in LD_LIBRARY_PATH, ld.so(8) treats it as a '.' (current working directory).  If the given script is executed from a directory where a local attacker could write files, there is a chance for exploitation.

In Fedora, /usr/bin/tuxguitar re-sets LD_LIBRARY_PATH insecurely:

##LIBRARY_PATH
LD_LIBRARY_PATH=${LD_LIBRARY_PATH}:/usr/lib/tuxguitar/
LD_LIBRARY_PATH=${LD_LIBRARY_PATH}:/lib
LD_LIBRARY_PATH=${LD_LIBRARY_PATH}:/usr/lib
LD_LIBRARY_PATH=${LD_LIBRARY_PATH}:/usr/lib/jni
LD_LIBRARY_PATH=${LD_LIBRARY_PATH}:/usr/local/lib
LD_LIBRARY_PATH=${LD_LIBRARY_PATH}:${MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME}
...
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH

A solution is to patch the script to test if $LD_LIBRARY_PATH is set first before attempting to modify it:

if [ -z ${LD_LIBRARY_PATH} ]; then
    export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/foo
else
    export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/foo:${LD_LIBRARY_PATH}
fi

This issue has been assigned the name CVE-2010-3385.

[1] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=598307

Comment 1 Vincent Danen 2010-09-28 22:30:34 UTC
Created tuxguitar tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 638398]

Comment 2 Tomas Hoger 2010-09-29 07:44:30 UTC
This one-liner should work as an alternative to if-else-fi fix:
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/foo${LD_LIBRARY_PATH:+:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH}

Comment 3 Product Security DevOps Team 2019-06-10 10:57:18 UTC
This CVE Bugzilla entry is for community support informational purposes only as it does not affect a package in a commercially supported Red Hat product. Refer to the dependent bugs for status of those individual community products.


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