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[ GLSA 201006-10 ] multipath-tools: World-writeable socket Jun 02 2010 04:45PM
Stefan Behte (craig gentoo org)
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 201006-10
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: multipath-tools: World-writeable socket
Date: June 01, 2010
Bugs: #264564
ID: 201006-10

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Synopsis
========

multipath-tools does not set correct permissions on the socket file,
making it possible to send arbitrary commands to the multipath daemon
for local users.

Background
==========

multipath-tools are used to drive the Device Mapper multipathing
driver.

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 sys-fs/multipath-tools < 0.4.8-r1 >= 0.4.8-r1

Description
===========

multipath-tools uses world-writable permissions for the socket file
(/var/run/multipathd.sock).

Impact
======

Local users could send arbitrary commands to the multipath daemon,
causing cluster failures and data loss.

Workaround
==========

chmod o-rwx /var/run/multipath.sock

Resolution
==========

All multipath-tools users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-fs/multipath-tools-0.4.8-r1"

NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are
available since November 13, 2009. It is likely that your system is
already no longer affected by this issue.

References
==========

[ 1 ] CVE-2009-0115
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0115

Availability
============

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

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201006-10.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 (at) gentoo (dot) org [email concealed] or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2010 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/2.5

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