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FW: CVE-2011-2147 is a dud, was Re:World writable pid and lock files.


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Chuck Wergin
National Vulnerability Database
-----Original Message-----
From: helpermn [mailto:helpermn@gmail.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 4:56 AM
To: Paul Wouters
Cc: nvd; debian-security@lists.debian.org; announce@openswan.org; support@xelerance.com
Subject: Re: CVE-2011-2147 is a dud, was Re:World writable pid and lock files.

On 2011-05-30 at 23:26 Paul Wouters <paul@xelerance.com> wrote:

>>    * To: debian-security@lists.debian.org
>>    * Subject: World writable pid and lock files.
>>    * From: helpermn <helpermn@gmail.com>
>>    * Date: Tue, 10 May 2011 15:40:22 +0200
>>    * Message-id: <[🔎] 05578BFF-44FC-41B3-9E8E-C11B5B9A6C11@gmail.com>
>> Hello!
>> I imagine why files listed below have 666 file mode bits set:
>> /var/run/checkers.pid
>> /var/run/vrrp.pid
>> /var/run/keepalived.pid
>> /var/run/starter.pid
>> /var/lock/subsys/ipsec
>> Files are created during startup of ipsec (pluto) and keepalived  
>> deamons.
>> I think thar leaving them world writable is security hole. For  
>> example delete or change of its content could confuses monit  
>> watching them running and restarting when they die.
>> Regards.
>> --
>> helpermn
> It seems this report got turned into a CVE for Openswan, CVE-2011-2147
> http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/47958/info
> http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2011-2147
> If debian is still shipping openswan-2.2 unpatched anywhere (released
> January 2005) this could be a problem, albeit an extremely minor
> one compared to the actual two CVE issues that have come up in  
> openswan
> since then. We hope that any openswan-2.2 version that is in active  
> use
> has at least gotten some serious looking at based on the security  
> releases
> that have since been made.
> openswan 2.6.x on debian/ubuntu and fedora/rhel/centos create a read- 
> only
> file in /var/locl/subsys.
> If someone finds an issue that is actually a security issue, and they
> deem it worthy of a CVE release, we strongly encourage those people to
> contact us beforehand so we can do a proper responsible vulnerability
> disclosure. We also strongly recommend that the CVE people at least  
> attempt
> to make an attempt to contact a vendor before releasing  
> vulnerabilities
> to the public. We don't bite, honest!
> It looks as if someone or some company was in need of reaching their
> CVE quota of the month. It would be a shame if future CVE  
> announcements
> would get ignored because of too many CVE releases on 6 year old  
> software
> releases.
> Paul Wouters

I see some mistakes. In stable Debian realease and what I use:
strongswan 4.4.1-5.1 (newest release is 4.5.2 - project homepage)
keepalived 1.1.20-1 (newest release 1.2.2 - project homepage)
So problem is similar but it is not old openswan-2.2 about which we  
can read in CVE. I don't know who/how/why did the mistake but the  
problem which I have reported here (Debian security group) still exists.

Any suggestions?



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