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Bug in bash <= 4.3 [security feature bypassed] Jun 03 2014 02:16PM
Hector Marco (hecmargi upv es) (1 replies)
Re: Bug in bash <= 4.3 [security feature bypassed] Jun 05 2014 10:02AM
Daryl Tester (dt-bugtraq handcraftedcomputers com au) (1 replies)
Re: Bug in bash <= 4.3 [security feature bypassed] Jun 05 2014 09:13PM
Hector Marco (hecmargi upv es)

On 05/06/14 12:02, Daryl Tester wrote:
> On 03/06/14 23:46, Hector Marco wrote:
>
>> Recently we discovered a bug in bash. After some time after reporting
>> it to bash developers, it has not been fixed.
>
> ...
>
>> Any comments about this issue are welcomed.
>>
>> Details at:
>> http://hmarco.org/bugs/bash_4.3-setuid-bug.html
>
> I'm only going by the patch presented above, so ...
>
> 1. The program should be calling setgid() before setuid() (which is
> another common class of security mistake).
> 2. Why is exit() returning values greater than 255? It's not capable
> of doing that under (most) Unix environments.
>

a) I tried to patch by doing minimal changes to bash source code.
Originally,
the bash call first setuid() and later setgid(). And as you point
this is not the
best option. So, this code has actually 2 mistakes. I changed the
patch code
order calls, thanks, but anyway the patch achieve their goal,
"avoid the bash
to be a valid target shell in an attack".

b) I can imagine why you spent time writing about the patch and not
about the
important point here which is the bug.

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