ID CVE-2009-0115
Summary The Device Mapper multipathing driver (aka multipath-tools or device-mapper-multipath) 0.4.8, as used in SUSE openSUSE, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES), Fedora, and possibly other operating systems, uses world-writable permissions for the socket file (aka /var/run/multipathd.sock), which allows local users to send arbitrary commands to the multipath daemon.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:christophe.varoqui:multipath-tools:0.4.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:christophe.varoqui:multipath-tools:0.4.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
CVSS
Base: 7.2 (as of 29-09-2017 - 01:33)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-264
CAPEC
  • Manipulating Web 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.
  • 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.
  • Using Malicious 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
LOCAL LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
COMPLETE COMPLETE COMPLETE
cvss-vector via4 AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
oval via4
accepted 2013-04-29T04:18:31.179-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name Aharon Chernin
    organization SCAP.com, LLC
  • name Dragos Prisaca
    organization G2, Inc.
definition_extensions
  • comment The operating system installed on the system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11831
  • comment CentOS Linux 4.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:16636
  • comment Oracle Linux 4.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15990
  • comment The operating system installed on the system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11414
  • comment The operating system installed on the system is CentOS Linux 5.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15802
  • comment Oracle Linux 5.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15459
description The Device Mapper multipathing driver (aka multipath-tools or device-mapper-multipath) 0.4.8, as used in SUSE openSUSE, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES), Fedora, and possibly other operating systems, uses world-writable permissions for the socket file (aka /var/run/multipathd.sock), which allows local users to send arbitrary commands to the multipath daemon.
family unix
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9214
status accepted
submitted 2010-07-09T03:56:16-04:00
title The Device Mapper multipathing driver (aka multipath-tools or device-mapper-multipath) 0.4.8, as used in SUSE openSUSE, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES), Fedora, and possibly other operating systems, uses world-writable permissions for the socket file (aka /var/run/multipathd.sock), which allows local users to send arbitrary commands to the multipath daemon.
version 30
redhat via4
advisories
bugzilla
id 493330
title CVE-2009-0115 device-mapper-multipath: insecure permissions on multipathd.sock
oval
OR
  • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux must be installed
    oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20070304026
  • AND
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20070304025
    • comment device-mapper-multipath is earlier than 0:0.4.5-31.el4_7.1
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20090411001
    • comment device-mapper-multipath is signed with Red Hat master key
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20090411002
  • AND
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20070331005
    • OR
      • AND
        • comment device-mapper-multipath is earlier than 0:0.4.7-23.el5_3.2
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20090411004
        • comment device-mapper-multipath is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20090411005
      • AND
        • comment kpartx is earlier than 0:0.4.7-23.el5_3.2
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20090411006
        • comment kpartx is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20090411007
rhsa
id RHSA-2009:0411
released 2009-04-07
severity Moderate
title RHSA-2009:0411: device-mapper-multipath security update (Moderate)
rpms
  • device-mapper-multipath-0:0.4.5-31.el4_7.1
  • device-mapper-multipath-0:0.4.7-23.el5_3.2
  • device-mapper-multipath-debuginfo-0:0.4.5-31.el4_7.1
  • device-mapper-multipath-debuginfo-0:0.4.7-23.el5_3.2
  • kpartx-0:0.4.7-23.el5_3.2
refmap via4
confirm
debian DSA-1767
fedora
  • FEDORA-2009-3449
  • FEDORA-2009-3453
misc http://launchpad.net/bugs/cve/2009-0115
mlist [security-announce] 20100303 VMSA-2010-0004 ESX Service Console and vMA third party updates
secunia
  • 34418
  • 34642
  • 34694
  • 34710
  • 34759
  • 38794
suse
  • SUSE-SR:2009:007
  • SUSE-SR:2009:008
vupen ADV-2010-0528
Last major update 29-09-2017 - 01:33
Published 30-03-2009 - 16:30
Last modified 29-09-2017 - 01:33
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