ID CVE-2017-7488
Summary Authconfig version 6.2.8 is vulnerable to an Information exposure while using SSSD to authenticate against remote server resulting in the leak of information about existing usernames.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:authconfig_project:authconfig:6.2.8
    cpe:2.3:a:authconfig_project:authconfig:6.2.8
CVSS
Base: 4.0
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-200
CAPEC
  • Subverting Environment Variable Values
    The attacker directly or indirectly modifies environment variables used by or controlling the target software. The attacker's goal is to cause the target software to deviate from its expected operation in a manner that benefits the attacker.
  • Footprinting
    An attacker engages in probing and exploration activity to identify constituents and properties of the target. Footprinting is a general term to describe a variety of information gathering techniques, often used by attackers in preparation for some attack. It consists of using tools to learn as much as possible about the composition, configuration, and security mechanisms of the targeted application, system or network. Information that might be collected during a footprinting effort could include open ports, applications and their versions, network topology, and similar information. While footprinting is not intended to be damaging (although certain activities, such as network scans, can sometimes cause disruptions to vulnerable applications inadvertently) it may often pave the way for more damaging attacks.
  • Exploiting Trust in Client (aka Make the Client Invisible)
    An attack of this type exploits a programs' vulnerabilities in client/server communication channel authentication and data integrity. It leverages the implicit trust a server places in the client, or more importantly, that which the server believes is the client. An attacker executes this type of attack by placing themselves in the communication channel between client and server such that communication directly to the server is possible where the server believes it is communicating only with a valid client. There are numerous variations of this type of attack.
  • Browser Fingerprinting
    An attacker carefully crafts small snippets of Java Script to efficiently detect the type of browser the potential victim is using. Many web-based attacks need prior knowledge of the web browser including the version of browser to ensure successful exploitation of a vulnerability. Having this knowledge allows an attacker to target the victim with attacks that specifically exploit known or zero day weaknesses in the type and version of the browser used by the victim. Automating this process via Java Script as a part of the same delivery system used to exploit the browser is considered more efficient as the attacker can supply a browser fingerprinting method and integrate it with exploit code, all contained in Java Script and in response to the same web page request by the browser.
  • Session Credential Falsification through Prediction
    This attack targets predictable session ID in order to gain privileges. The attacker can predict the session ID used during a transaction to perform spoofing and session hijacking.
  • Reusing Session IDs (aka Session Replay)
    This attack targets the reuse of valid session ID to spoof the target system in order to gain privileges. The attacker tries to reuse a stolen session ID used previously during a transaction to perform spoofing and session hijacking. Another name for this type of attack is Session Replay.
  • Using Slashes in Alternate Encoding
    This attack targets the encoding of the Slash characters. An attacker would try to exploit common filtering problems related to the use of the slashes characters to gain access to resources on the target host. Directory-driven systems, such as file systems and databases, typically use the slash character to indicate traversal between directories or other container components. For murky historical reasons, PCs (and, as a result, Microsoft OSs) choose to use a backslash, whereas the UNIX world typically makes use of the forward slash. The schizophrenic result is that many MS-based systems are required to understand both forms of the slash. This gives the attacker many opportunities to discover and abuse a number of common filtering problems. The goal of this pattern is to discover server software that only applies filters to one version, but not the other.
nessus via4
  • NASL family Huawei Local Security Checks
    NASL id EULEROS_SA-2017-1196.NASL
    description According to the version of the authconfig packages installed, the EulerOS installation on the remote host is affected by the following vulnerability : - A flaw was found where authconfig could configure sssd in a way that treats existing and non-existing logins differently, leaking information on existence of a user. An attacker with physical or network access to the machine could enumerate users via a timing attack. (CVE-2017-7488) Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the EulerOS security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-14
    plugin id 103034
    published 2017-09-08
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=103034
    title EulerOS 2.0 SP2 : authconfig (EulerOS-SA-2017-1196)
  • NASL family Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id SL_20170801_AUTHCONFIG_ON_SL7_X.NASL
    description Security Fix(es) : - A flaw was found where authconfig could configure sssd in a way that treats existing and non-existing logins differently, leaking information on existence of a user. An attacker with physical or network access to the machine could enumerate users via a timing attack. (CVE-2017-7488)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-27
    plugin id 102637
    published 2017-08-22
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=102637
    title Scientific Linux Security Update : authconfig on SL7.x x86_64
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2017-1FE6F25AF9.NASL
    description New release fixing moderate (information leak) issue with PAM configuration when authentication to remote services via SSSD is enabled. To fix the incorrect configuration run: authconfig --updateall Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora update system website. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-02-01
    plugin id 101586
    published 2017-07-17
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=101586
    title Fedora 26 : authconfig (2017-1fe6f25af9)
  • NASL family CentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL id CENTOS_RHSA-2017-2285.NASL
    description An update for authconfig is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section. The authconfig packages contain a command-line utility and a GUI application that can configure a workstation to be a client for certain network user information, authentication schemes, and other user information and authentication-related options. Security Fix(es) : * A flaw was found where authconfig could configure sssd in a way that treats existing and non-existing logins differently, leaking information on existence of a user. An attacker with physical or network access to the machine could enumerate users via a timing attack. (CVE-2017-7488) This issue was discovered by Tomas Mraz (Red Hat) and Thorsten Scherf (Red Hat). Additional Changes : For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 Release Notes linked from the References section.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 102758
    published 2017-08-25
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=102758
    title CentOS 7 : authconfig (CESA-2017:2285)
  • NASL family Huawei Local Security Checks
    NASL id EULEROS_SA-2017-1195.NASL
    description According to the version of the authconfig packages installed, the EulerOS installation on the remote host is affected by the following vulnerability : - A flaw was found where authconfig could configure sssd in a way that treats existing and non-existing logins differently, leaking information on existence of a user. An attacker with physical or network access to the machine could enumerate users via a timing attack. (CVE-2017-7488) Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the EulerOS security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-14
    plugin id 103033
    published 2017-09-08
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=103033
    title EulerOS 2.0 SP1 : authconfig (EulerOS-SA-2017-1195)
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2017-2285.NASL
    description From Red Hat Security Advisory 2017:2285 : An update for authconfig is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section. The authconfig packages contain a command-line utility and a GUI application that can configure a workstation to be a client for certain network user information, authentication schemes, and other user information and authentication-related options. Security Fix(es) : * A flaw was found where authconfig could configure sssd in a way that treats existing and non-existing logins differently, leaking information on existence of a user. An attacker with physical or network access to the machine could enumerate users via a timing attack. (CVE-2017-7488) This issue was discovered by Tomas Mraz (Red Hat) and Thorsten Scherf (Red Hat). Additional Changes : For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 Release Notes linked from the References section.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-25
    plugin id 102302
    published 2017-08-09
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=102302
    title Oracle Linux 7 : authconfig (ELSA-2017-2285)
  • NASL family Amazon Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ALA_ALAS-2017-875.NASL
    description Information leak when SSSD is used for authentication against remote server : A flaw was found where authconfig could configure sssd in a way that treats existing and non-existing logins differently, leaking information on existence of a user. An attacker with physical or network access to the machine could enumerate users via a timing attack.(CVE-2017-7488)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-04-18
    plugin id 102863
    published 2017-09-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=102863
    title Amazon Linux AMI : authconfig (ALAS-2017-875)
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2017-2285.NASL
    description An update for authconfig is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section. The authconfig packages contain a command-line utility and a GUI application that can configure a workstation to be a client for certain network user information, authentication schemes, and other user information and authentication-related options. Security Fix(es) : * A flaw was found where authconfig could configure sssd in a way that treats existing and non-existing logins differently, leaking information on existence of a user. An attacker with physical or network access to the machine could enumerate users via a timing attack. (CVE-2017-7488) This issue was discovered by Tomas Mraz (Red Hat) and Thorsten Scherf (Red Hat). Additional Changes : For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 Release Notes linked from the References section.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-26
    plugin id 102154
    published 2017-08-03
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=102154
    title RHEL 7 : authconfig (RHSA-2017:2285)
redhat via4
advisories
bugzilla
id 1450425
title After ipa-server-install cannot ssh to machine anymore.
oval
AND
  • OR
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Client is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20140675001
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Server is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20140675002
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Workstation is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20140675003
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 ComputeNode is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20140675004
  • OR
    • AND
      • comment authconfig is earlier than 0:6.2.8-30.el7
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20172285007
      • comment authconfig is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20172285008
    • AND
      • comment authconfig-gtk is earlier than 0:6.2.8-30.el7
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20172285005
      • comment authconfig-gtk is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20172285006
rhsa
id RHSA-2017:2285
released 2017-08-01
severity Moderate
title RHSA-2017:2285: authconfig security, bug fix, and enhancement update (Moderate)
rpms
  • authconfig-0:6.2.8-30.el7
  • authconfig-gtk-0:6.2.8-30.el7
refmap via4
bid 101784
confirm
Last major update 16-05-2017 - 14:29
Published 16-05-2017 - 14:29
Last modified 04-01-2018 - 21:31
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