Bug 863486 (CVE-2012-4480) - CVE-2012-4480 mom: creates world-writable pid file
Summary: CVE-2012-4480 mom: creates world-writable pid file
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Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: CVE-2012-4480
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: 863178 863489
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2012-10-05 15:05 UTC by Vincent Danen
Modified: 2019-09-29 12:55 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2014-01-02 19:33:44 UTC


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Description Vincent Danen 2012-10-05 15:05:56 UTC
Florian Weimer of the Red Hat Product Security Team found [1] that mom created PID files in /var/run as world-writable.  This could allow a malicious local attacker to edit the PID file and on mom shutdown or restart, to kill some other process than the mom process, that they would not normally have access to terminate.

This is fixed upstream [2].

[1] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=863178
[2] http://gerrit.ovirt.org/#/c/8366/

Comment 1 Vincent Danen 2012-10-05 15:11:37 UTC
Created mom tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: epel-6 [bug 863489]

Comment 2 Adam Litke 2014-01-02 19:33:44 UTC
Fixed as of 0.3.0-1.


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