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Jul 14, 2004, 02:29 (0 Talkback[s])

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200407-09

http://security.gentoo.org/


Severity: Normal
Title: MoinMoin: Group ACL bypass
Date: July 11, 2004
Bugs: #53126
ID: 200407-09


Synopsis

MoinMoin contains a bug allowing a user to bypass group ACLs (Access Control Lists).

Background

MoinMoin is a Python clone of WikiWiki, based on PikiPiki.

Affected packages

Package Vulnerable Unaffected
1 net-www/moinmoin <= 1.2.1 >= 1.2.2

Description

MoinMoin contains a bug in the code handling administrative group ACLs. A user created with the same name as an administrative group gains the privileges of the administrative group.

Impact

If an administrative group called AdminGroup existed an attacker could create a user called AdminGroup and gain the privileges of the group AdminGroup. This could lead to unauthorized users gaining administrative access.

Workaround

For every administrative group with special privileges create a user with the same name as the group.

Resolution

All users should upgrade to the latest available version of MoinMoin, as follows:

    # emerge sync
    # emerge -pv ">=net-ww/moinmoin-1.2.2"
    # emerge ">=net-ww/moinmoin-1.2.2"

References

[ 1 ] MoinMoin Announcement

http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=948103&group_id=8482&atid=108482 [ 2 ] OSVDB Entry

http://www.osvdb.org/6704

Availability

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200407-09.xml

Concerns?

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License

Copyright 2004 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0


Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200407-10

http://security.gentoo.org/


Severity: Normal
Title: rsync: Directory traversal in rsync daemon
Date: July 12, 2004
Bugs: #49534
ID: 200407-10


Synopsis

Under specific conditions, the rsync daemon is vulnerable to a directory traversal allowing to write files outside a sync module.

Background

rsync is a utility that provides fast incremental file transfers. It is used to efficiently synchronize files between hosts and is used by emerge to fetch Gentoo's Portage tree. rsyncd is the rsync daemon, which listens to connections from rsync clients.

Affected packages

Package Vulnerable Unaffected
1 net-misc/rsync <= 2.6.0-r1 >= 2.6.0-r2

Description

When rsyncd is used without chroot ("use chroot = false" in the rsyncd.conf file), the paths sent by the client are not checked thoroughly enough. If rsyncd is used with read-write permissions ("read only = false"), this vulnerability can be used to write files anywhere with the rights of the rsyncd daemon. With default Gentoo installations, rsyncd runs in a chroot, without write permissions and with the rights of the "nobody" user.

Impact

On affected configurations and if the rsync daemon runs under a privileged user, a remote client can exploit this vulnerability to completely compromise the host.

Workaround

You should never set the rsync daemon to run with "use chroot = false". If for some reason you have to run rsyncd without a chroot, then you should not set "read only = false".

Resolution

All users should update to the latest version of the rsync package.

    # emerge sync
    # emerge -pv ">=net-misc/rsync-2.6.0-r2"
    # emerge ">=net-misc/rsync-2.6.0-r2"

References

[ 1 ] CAN-2004-0426

http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0426

Availability

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200407-10.xml

Concerns?

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License

Copyright 2004 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0