Bug 1182024 (CVE-2015-1200) - CVE-2015-1200 pxz: race condition in setting permissions on output file
Summary: CVE-2015-1200 pxz: race condition in setting permissions on output file
Alias: CVE-2015-1200
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1182026 1182025
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Reported: 2015-01-14 10:29 UTC by Vasyl Kaigorodov
Modified: 2019-09-29 13:26 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2019-06-08 02:37:56 UTC

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Description Vasyl Kaigorodov 2015-01-14 10:29:06 UTC
It was reported [1] that pxz sets the mode of an output file to be the same as the one of an input file but does it only after compression is over. This leaves the output file with the wrong mode during all the time of the compression process.


$ truncate -s 1G foo
$ chmod 600 foo
$ pxz foo &
[1] 9240
$ ls -l foo.xz
-rw-r--r-- 1 user user 0 Jan 14 00:33 foo.xz
$ wait %
[1]+  Done                    pxz foo
$ ls -l foo.xz
-rw------- 1 user user 161976 Jan 14 00:33 foo.xz

The issue is similar to 

[1]: https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=775306

Comment 1 Vasyl Kaigorodov 2015-01-14 10:29:28 UTC
Created pxz tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1182025]
Affects: epel-6 [bug 1182026]

Comment 2 Product Security DevOps Team 2019-06-08 02:37:56 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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