Bug 1691774 (CVE-2019-9924) - CVE-2019-9924 bash: BASH_CMD is writable in restricted bash shells
Summary: CVE-2019-9924 bash: BASH_CMD is writable in restricted bash shells
Status: NEW
Alias: CVE-2019-9924
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: 1693181 1691775
Blocks: 1691776
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Reported: 2019-03-22 13:48 UTC by Dhananjay Arunesh
Modified: 2020-02-04 11:48 UTC (History)
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Description Dhananjay Arunesh 2019-03-22 13:48:59 UTC
rbash in Bash before 4.4-beta2 did not prevent the shell user from modifying BASH_CMDS, thus allowing the user to execute any command with the permissions of the shell.


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Comment 1 Dhananjay Arunesh 2019-03-22 13:49:55 UTC
Created bash tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1691775]

Comment 4 Riccardo Schirone 2019-03-27 09:57:40 UTC
An attacker can execute binaries with / in their names even when bash is used as a Restricted Shell, by abusing the environment variable BASH_CMDS.

Comment 9 Doran Moppert 2019-04-01 05:49:37 UTC

This issue did not affect the versions of bash as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 as they did not include support for BASH_CMDS environment variable.

Red Hat Virtualization Hypervisor and Management Appliance were affected by this issue, but do not use the restricted bash shell in a way that would be exposed to attackers.  Future updates may address this issue.

Comment 12 Mark Denihan 2020-01-27 14:56:48 UTC
Is there any plan to have this moderate issue patched on RHEL7? If so is there any ETA on that patch's availability?

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