Bug 1854723 (CVE-2020-14019) - CVE-2020-14019 python-rtslib: weak permissions for /etc/target/saveconfig.json
Summary: CVE-2020-14019 python-rtslib: weak permissions for /etc/target/saveconfig.json
Alias: CVE-2020-14019
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: 1854724 1855171 1857797 1876812 1876813
Blocks: 1854725
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2020-07-08 06:09 UTC by Dhananjay Arunesh
Modified: 2021-02-16 19:42 UTC (History)
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A flaw was found in Open-iSCSI rtslib-fb through versions 2.1.72, where it has weak permissions for /etc/target/saveconfig.json because the shutil.copyfile, instead of shutil.copy is used, and permissions are not preserved upon editing. This flaw allows an attacker with prior access to /etc/target/saveconfig.json to access a later version, resulting in a loss of integrity, depending on their permission settings. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to confidentiality.
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Last Closed: 2020-12-15 22:18:36 UTC

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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2020:5435 0 None None None 2020-12-15 11:10:55 UTC

Description Dhananjay Arunesh 2020-07-08 06:09:17 UTC
Open-iSCSI rtslib-fb through 2.1.72 has weak permissions for /etc/target/saveconfig.json because shutil.copyfile (instead of shutil.copy) is used, and thus permissions are not preserved.


Comment 1 Dhananjay Arunesh 2020-07-08 06:09:58 UTC
Created python-rtslib tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1854724]

Comment 3 Stefan Cornelius 2020-07-10 16:22:06 UTC
Patch (also fixes a related issue with file open modes):

Comment 8 Sage McTaggart 2020-07-16 17:23:22 UTC

Red Hat Ceph Storage 2 and 3 are not affected because within the affected method, shutil.copyfile is not used. However, the affected method, save_to_file is outdated and contains a race condition. Hence, this issue has been rated as having a security impact of low.

Comment 16 errata-xmlrpc 2020-12-15 11:10:56 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Via RHSA-2020:5435 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2020:5435

Comment 17 Product Security DevOps Team 2020-12-15 22:18:36 UTC
This bug is now closed. Further updates for individual products will be reflected on the CVE page(s):


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