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Re: Several FreeBSD-3.3 vulnerabilities
From: kris () HUB FREEBSD ORG (Kris Kennaway)
Date: Wed, 1 Dec 1999 11:20:05 -0800


On Tue, 30 Nov 1999, Brock Tellier wrote:

All of the vulnerabilities discussed herein are based on my work on
FreeBSD 3.3-RELEASE. Each of the programs was installed with the
default permissions given when unpacked with sysinstall.
These permissions are:
-rwxr-sr-x 1 bin dialer 88480 Sep 11 00:55 /usr/X11R6/bin/seyon

This one was fixed a month ago after your last advisory. Obviously, if
you're still using the same version of the OS you used in your initial
advisory, it's not going to be fixed :-)

-rwsr-xr-x 1 uucp bin 7780 Sep 11 05:15 /usr/X11R6/bin/xmindpath

This one is a hole in the vendor-provided software, which wants to install
it setuid uucp by default. With ~2800 third-party apps shipped with
FreeBSD, we can't be held responsible for the security of all of them :-)

-r-xr-sr-x 1 bin games 481794 Sep 11 01:10 /usr/X11R6/bin/angband

This one is our fault (in the sense that installing it setgid games so it
can write a high score file is not something the software does by
default).

Your advisory wasn't clear whether or not you contacted the port
maintainers directly about these, and they were just slow off the mark, or
if it was just security-officer () freebsd org  Assuming the former, one way
of expediting the process would be to send mail to the (new)
audit () freebsd org mailing list which has several people who will be quite
happy to do some butt-kicking to get a response :-)

Kris


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