ID CVE-2012-5660
Summary abrt-action-install-debuginfo in Automatic Bug Reporting Tool (ABRT) 2.0.9 and earlier allows local users to set world-writable permissions for arbitrary files and possibly gain privileges via a symlink attack on "the directories used to store information about crashes."
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Redhat Automatic Bug Reporting Tool (ABRT) 2.0.9
    cpe:2.3:a:redhat:automatic_bug_reporting_tool:2.0.9
  • Redhat Automatic Bug Reporting Tool (ABRT) 2.0.8
    cpe:2.3:a:redhat:automatic_bug_reporting_tool:2.0.8
  • Redhat Automatic Bug Reporting Tool (ABRT) 2.0.7
    cpe:2.3:a:redhat:automatic_bug_reporting_tool:2.0.7
  • Redhat Automatic Bug Reporting Tool (ABRT) 2.0.6
    cpe:2.3:a:redhat:automatic_bug_reporting_tool:2.0.6
  • Redhat Automatic Bug Reporting Tool (ABRT) 2.0.5
    cpe:2.3:a:redhat:automatic_bug_reporting_tool:2.0.5
  • Redhat Automatic Bug Reporting Tool (ABRT) 2.0.4.981
    cpe:2.3:a:redhat:automatic_bug_reporting_tool:2.0.4.981
  • Redhat Automatic Bug Reporting Tool (ABRT) 2.0.4.980
    cpe:2.3:a:redhat:automatic_bug_reporting_tool:2.0.4.980
  • Redhat Automatic Bug Reporting Tool (ABRT) 2.0.4
    cpe:2.3:a:redhat:automatic_bug_reporting_tool:2.0.4
  • Redhat Automatic Bug Reporting Tool (ABRT) 2.0.3
    cpe:2.3:a:redhat:automatic_bug_reporting_tool:2.0.3
  • Redhat Automatic Bug Reporting Tool (ABRT) 2.0.2
    cpe:2.3:a:redhat:automatic_bug_reporting_tool:2.0.2
  • Redhat Automatic Bug Reporting Tool (ABRT) 2.0.1
    cpe:2.3:a:redhat:automatic_bug_reporting_tool:2.0.1
  • Redhat Automatic Bug Reporting Tool (ABRT) 2.0.0
    cpe:2.3:a:redhat:automatic_bug_reporting_tool:2.0.0
CVSS
Base: 6.9 (as of 19-03-2013 - 09:43)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-264
CAPEC
  • Accessing, Modifying or Executing Executable Files
    An attack of this type exploits a system's configuration that allows an attacker to either directly access an executable file, for example through shell access; or in a possible worst case allows an attacker to upload a file and then execute it. Web servers, ftp servers, and message oriented middleware systems which have many integration points are particularly vulnerable, because both the programmers and the administrators must be in synch regarding the interfaces and the correct privileges for each interface.
  • Leverage Executable Code in Non-Executable Files
    An attack of this type exploits a system's trust in configuration and resource files, when the executable loads the resource (such as an image file or configuration file) the attacker has modified the file to either execute malicious code directly or manipulate the target process (e.g. application server) to execute based on the malicious configuration parameters. Since systems are increasingly interrelated mashing up resources from local and remote sources the possibility of this attack occurring is high. The attack can be directed at a client system, such as causing buffer overrun through loading seemingly benign image files, as in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-028 where specially crafted JPEG files could cause a buffer overrun once loaded into the browser. Another example targets clients reading pdf files. In this case the attacker simply appends javascript to the end of a legitimate url for a pdf (http://www.gnucitizen.org/blog/danger-danger-danger/) http://path/to/pdf/file.pdf#whatever_name_you_want=javascript:your_code_here The client assumes that they are reading a pdf, but the attacker has modified the resource and loaded executable javascript into the client's browser process. The attack can also target server processes. The attacker edits the resource or configuration file, for example a web.xml file used to configure security permissions for a J2EE app server, adding role name "public" grants all users with the public role the ability to use the administration functionality. The server trusts its configuration file to be correct, but when they are manipulated, the attacker gains full control.
  • Blue Boxing
    This type of attack against older telephone switches and trunks has been around for decades. A tone is sent by an adversary to impersonate a supervisor signal which has the effect of rerouting or usurping command of the line. While the US infrastructure proper may not contain widespread vulnerabilities to this type of attack, many companies are connected globally through call centers and business process outsourcing. These international systems may be operated in countries which have not upgraded Telco infrastructure and so are vulnerable to Blue boxing. Blue boxing is a result of failure on the part of the system to enforce strong authorization for administrative functions. While the infrastructure is different than standard current applications like web applications, there are historical lessons to be learned to upgrade the access control for administrative functions.
  • Restful Privilege Elevation
    Rest uses standard HTTP (Get, Put, Delete) style permissions methods, but these are not necessarily correlated generally with back end programs. Strict interpretation of HTTP get methods means that these HTTP Get services should not be used to delete information on the server, but there is no access control mechanism to back up this logic. This means that unless the services are properly ACL'd and the application's service implementation are following these guidelines then an HTTP request can easily execute a delete or update on the server side. The attacker identifies a HTTP Get URL such as http://victimsite/updateOrder, which calls out to a program to update orders on a database or other resource. The URL is not idempotent so the request can be submitted multiple times by the attacker, additionally, the attacker may be able to exploit the URL published as a Get method that actually performs updates (instead of merely retrieving data). This may result in malicious or inadvertent altering of data on the server.
  • Target Programs with Elevated Privileges
    This attack targets programs running with elevated privileges. The attacker would try to leverage a bug in the running program and get arbitrary code to execute with elevated privileges. For instance an attacker would look for programs that write to the system directories or registry keys (such as HKLM, which stores a number of critical Windows environment variables). These programs are typically running with elevated privileges and have usually not been designed with security in mind. Such programs are excellent exploit targets because they yield lots of power when they break. The malicious user try to execute its code at the same level as a privileged system call.
  • Manipulating Input to File System Calls
    An attacker manipulates inputs to the target software which the target software passes to file system calls in the OS. The goal is to gain access to, and perhaps modify, areas of the file system that the target software did not intend to be accessible.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
LOCAL MEDIUM NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
COMPLETE COMPLETE COMPLETE
nessus via4
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2013-0215.NASL
    description From Red Hat Security Advisory 2013:0215 : Updated abrt and libreport packages that fix two security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having important security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section. ABRT (Automatic Bug Reporting Tool) is a tool to help users to detect defects in applications and to create a bug report with all the information needed by a maintainer to fix it. It uses a plug-in system to extend its functionality. libreport provides an API for reporting different problems in applications to different bug targets, such as Bugzilla, FTP, and Trac. It was found that the /usr/libexec/abrt-action-install-debuginfo-to-abrt-cache tool did not sufficiently sanitize its environment variables. This could lead to Python modules being loaded and run from non-standard directories (such as /tmp/). A local attacker could use this flaw to escalate their privileges to that of the abrt user. (CVE-2012-5659) A race condition was found in the way ABRT handled the directories used to store information about crashes. A local attacker with the privileges of the abrt user could use this flaw to perform a symbolic link attack, possibly allowing them to escalate their privileges to root. (CVE-2012-5660) Red Hat would like to thank Martin Carpenter of Citco for reporting the CVE-2012-5660 issue. CVE-2012-5659 was discovered by Miloslav Trmac of Red Hat. All users of abrt and libreport are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which correct these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-18
    plugin id 68719
    published 2013-07-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=68719
    title Oracle Linux 6 : abrt / libreport (ELSA-2013-0215)
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2013-0215.NASL
    description Updated abrt and libreport packages that fix two security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having important security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section. ABRT (Automatic Bug Reporting Tool) is a tool to help users to detect defects in applications and to create a bug report with all the information needed by a maintainer to fix it. It uses a plug-in system to extend its functionality. libreport provides an API for reporting different problems in applications to different bug targets, such as Bugzilla, FTP, and Trac. It was found that the /usr/libexec/abrt-action-install-debuginfo-to-abrt-cache tool did not sufficiently sanitize its environment variables. This could lead to Python modules being loaded and run from non-standard directories (such as /tmp/). A local attacker could use this flaw to escalate their privileges to that of the abrt user. (CVE-2012-5659) A race condition was found in the way ABRT handled the directories used to store information about crashes. A local attacker with the privileges of the abrt user could use this flaw to perform a symbolic link attack, possibly allowing them to escalate their privileges to root. (CVE-2012-5660) Red Hat would like to thank Martin Carpenter of Citco for reporting the CVE-2012-5660 issue. CVE-2012-5659 was discovered by Miloslav Trmac of Red Hat. All users of abrt and libreport are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which correct these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 64389
    published 2013-02-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=64389
    title RHEL 6 : abrt and libreport (RHSA-2013:0215)
  • NASL family Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id SL_20130131_ABRT_AND_LIBREPORT_ON_SL6_X.NASL
    description It was found that the /usr/libexec/abrt-action-install-debuginfo-to-abrt-cache tool did not sufficiently sanitize its environment variables. This could lead to Python modules being loaded and run from non-standard directories (such as /tmp/). A local attacker could use this flaw to escalate their privileges to that of the abrt user. (CVE-2012-5659) A race condition was found in the way ABRT handled the directories used to store information about crashes. A local attacker with the privileges of the abrt user could use this flaw to perform a symbolic link attack, possibly allowing them to escalate their privileges to root. (CVE-2012-5660)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-31
    plugin id 64423
    published 2013-02-04
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=64423
    title Scientific Linux Security Update : abrt and libreport on SL6.x i386/x86_64
  • NASL family CentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL id CENTOS_RHSA-2013-0215.NASL
    description Updated abrt and libreport packages that fix two security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having important security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section. ABRT (Automatic Bug Reporting Tool) is a tool to help users to detect defects in applications and to create a bug report with all the information needed by a maintainer to fix it. It uses a plug-in system to extend its functionality. libreport provides an API for reporting different problems in applications to different bug targets, such as Bugzilla, FTP, and Trac. It was found that the /usr/libexec/abrt-action-install-debuginfo-to-abrt-cache tool did not sufficiently sanitize its environment variables. This could lead to Python modules being loaded and run from non-standard directories (such as /tmp/). A local attacker could use this flaw to escalate their privileges to that of the abrt user. (CVE-2012-5659) A race condition was found in the way ABRT handled the directories used to store information about crashes. A local attacker with the privileges of the abrt user could use this flaw to perform a symbolic link attack, possibly allowing them to escalate their privileges to root. (CVE-2012-5660) Red Hat would like to thank Martin Carpenter of Citco for reporting the CVE-2012-5660 issue. CVE-2012-5659 was discovered by Miloslav Trmac of Red Hat. All users of abrt and libreport are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which correct these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 64382
    published 2013-02-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=64382
    title CentOS 6 : abrt / libreport (CESA-2013:0215)
redhat via4
advisories
bugzilla
id 887866
title CVE-2012-5660 abrt: Race condition in abrt-action-install-debuginfo
oval
AND
  • OR
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Client is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100842001
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100842002
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Workstation is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100842003
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 ComputeNode is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100842004
  • OR
    • AND
      • comment libreport is earlier than 0:2.0.9-5.el6_3.2
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20130215005
      • comment libreport is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20120841036
    • AND
      • comment libreport-cli is earlier than 0:2.0.9-5.el6_3.2
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20130215011
      • comment libreport-cli is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20120841040
    • AND
      • comment libreport-devel is earlier than 0:2.0.9-5.el6_3.2
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20130215025
      • comment libreport-devel is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20120841048
    • AND
      • comment libreport-gtk is earlier than 0:2.0.9-5.el6_3.2
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20130215007
      • comment libreport-gtk is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20120841044
    • AND
      • comment libreport-gtk-devel is earlier than 0:2.0.9-5.el6_3.2
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20130215017
      • comment libreport-gtk-devel is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20120841042
    • AND
      • comment libreport-newt is earlier than 0:2.0.9-5.el6_3.2
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20130215021
      • comment libreport-newt is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20120841050
    • AND
      • comment libreport-plugin-bugzilla is earlier than 0:2.0.9-5.el6_3.2
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20130215027
      • comment libreport-plugin-bugzilla is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20120841054
    • AND
      • comment libreport-plugin-kerneloops is earlier than 0:2.0.9-5.el6_3.2
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20130215023
      • comment libreport-plugin-kerneloops is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20120841058
    • AND
      • comment libreport-plugin-logger is earlier than 0:2.0.9-5.el6_3.2
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20130215015
      • comment libreport-plugin-logger is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20120841046
    • AND
      • comment libreport-plugin-mailx is earlier than 0:2.0.9-5.el6_3.2
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20130215013
      • comment libreport-plugin-mailx is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20120841060
    • AND
      • comment libreport-plugin-reportuploader is earlier than 0:2.0.9-5.el6_3.2
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20130215009
      • comment libreport-plugin-reportuploader is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20120841052
    • AND
      • comment libreport-plugin-rhtsupport is earlier than 0:2.0.9-5.el6_3.2
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20130215029
      • comment libreport-plugin-rhtsupport is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20120841038
    • AND
      • comment libreport-python is earlier than 0:2.0.9-5.el6_3.2
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20130215019
      • comment libreport-python is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20120841056
    • AND
      • comment abrt is earlier than 0:2.0.8-6.el6_3.2
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20130215031
      • comment abrt is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20120841014
    • AND
      • comment abrt-addon-ccpp is earlier than 0:2.0.8-6.el6_3.2
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20130215039
      • comment abrt-addon-ccpp is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20120841028
    • AND
      • comment abrt-addon-kerneloops is earlier than 0:2.0.8-6.el6_3.2
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20130215033
      • comment abrt-addon-kerneloops is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20120841018
    • AND
      • comment abrt-addon-python is earlier than 0:2.0.8-6.el6_3.2
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20130215043
      • comment abrt-addon-python is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20120841016
    • AND
      • comment abrt-addon-vmcore is earlier than 0:2.0.8-6.el6_3.2
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20130215041
      • comment abrt-addon-vmcore is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20120841022
    • AND
      • comment abrt-cli is earlier than 0:2.0.8-6.el6_3.2
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20130215037
      • comment abrt-cli is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20120841024
    • AND
      • comment abrt-desktop is earlier than 0:2.0.8-6.el6_3.2
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20130215051
      • comment abrt-desktop is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20120841026
    • AND
      • comment abrt-devel is earlier than 0:2.0.8-6.el6_3.2
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20130215045
      • comment abrt-devel is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20120841020
    • AND
      • comment abrt-gui is earlier than 0:2.0.8-6.el6_3.2
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20130215049
      • comment abrt-gui is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20120841030
    • AND
      • comment abrt-libs is earlier than 0:2.0.8-6.el6_3.2
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20130215047
      • comment abrt-libs is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20120841034
    • AND
      • comment abrt-tui is earlier than 0:2.0.8-6.el6_3.2
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20130215035
      • comment abrt-tui is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20120841032
rhsa
id RHSA-2013:0215
released 2013-01-31
severity Important
title RHSA-2013:0215: abrt and libreport security update (Important)
rpms
  • libreport-0:2.0.9-5.el6_3.2
  • libreport-cli-0:2.0.9-5.el6_3.2
  • libreport-devel-0:2.0.9-5.el6_3.2
  • libreport-gtk-0:2.0.9-5.el6_3.2
  • libreport-gtk-devel-0:2.0.9-5.el6_3.2
  • libreport-newt-0:2.0.9-5.el6_3.2
  • libreport-plugin-bugzilla-0:2.0.9-5.el6_3.2
  • libreport-plugin-kerneloops-0:2.0.9-5.el6_3.2
  • libreport-plugin-logger-0:2.0.9-5.el6_3.2
  • libreport-plugin-mailx-0:2.0.9-5.el6_3.2
  • libreport-plugin-reportuploader-0:2.0.9-5.el6_3.2
  • libreport-plugin-rhtsupport-0:2.0.9-5.el6_3.2
  • libreport-python-0:2.0.9-5.el6_3.2
  • abrt-0:2.0.8-6.el6_3.2
  • abrt-addon-ccpp-0:2.0.8-6.el6_3.2
  • abrt-addon-kerneloops-0:2.0.8-6.el6_3.2
  • abrt-addon-python-0:2.0.8-6.el6_3.2
  • abrt-addon-vmcore-0:2.0.8-6.el6_3.2
  • abrt-cli-0:2.0.8-6.el6_3.2
  • abrt-desktop-0:2.0.8-6.el6_3.2
  • abrt-devel-0:2.0.8-6.el6_3.2
  • abrt-gui-0:2.0.8-6.el6_3.2
  • abrt-libs-0:2.0.8-6.el6_3.2
  • abrt-tui-0:2.0.8-6.el6_3.2
refmap via4
confirm http://git.fedorahosted.org/cgit/libreport.git/commit/?id=3bbf961b1884dd32654dd39b360dd78ef294b10a
misc https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=887866
Last major update 19-03-2013 - 00:00
Published 12-03-2013 - 19:55
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