Bug 2126847 (CVE-2022-37703) - CVE-2022-37703 amanda: information leak (discovery of directory existence)
Summary: CVE-2022-37703 amanda: information leak (discovery of directory existence)
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Status: NEW
Alias: CVE-2022-37703
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 2126848 2126849
Blocks: 2126837
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Reported: 2022-09-14 14:30 UTC by Sandipan Roy
Modified: 2022-09-26 11:22 UTC (History)
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An information leak vulnerability was found in Amanda in the calcsize SUID binary. This flaw allows an attacker to know if a directory exists or not anywhere in the fs. The binary will use `opendir()` as root directly without checking the path, letting the attacker provide an arbitrary path.
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Description Sandipan Roy 2022-09-14 14:30:53 UTC
In Amanda 3.5.1, an information leak vulnerability was found in the calcsize SUID binary. An attacker can abuse this vulnerability to know if a directory exists or not anywhere in the fs. The binary will use `opendir()` as root directly without checking the path, letting the attacker provide an arbitrary path.

http://www.amanda.org/
https://github.com/MaherAzzouzi/CVE-2022-37703

Comment 1 Sandipan Roy 2022-09-14 14:35:04 UTC
Created amanda tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 2126849]

Comment 3 Jason Tibbitts 2022-09-14 17:05:13 UTC
Note that the calcsize binary isn't executable by users in Fedora; the exploit would work only in the exceptional case that the user is in the "disk" group.


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