Red Hat rhn-client-tools loginAuth.pkl security bypass
|redhat-clienttools-loginauth-security-bypass (59114)||Medium Risk|
Red Hat rhn-client-tools could allow a local attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by insecure permissions set on the loginAuth.pkl file. A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain unauthorized access to session credentials to download and manipulate package lists.
Apply the appropriate update for your system. See References.
- Red Hat Bugzilla Bug 585386: CVE-2010-1439 rhn-client-tools: authorized information disclosure.
- BID-40492: Red Hat Client Tools 'loginAuth.pkl' Local Security Bypass Vulnerability
- CVE-2010-1439: yum-rhn-plugin in Red Hat Network Client Tools (aka rhn-client-tools) on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 and Fedora uses world-readable permissions for the /var/spool/up2date/loginAuth.pkl file, which allows local users to access the Red Hat Network profile, and possibly prevent future security updates, by leveraging authentication data from this file.
- OSVDB ID: 65063: Red Hat Linux rhn-client-tools /var/spool/up2date/loginAuth.pkl Insecure File Permissions
- RHSA-2010-0449: Moderate: rhn-client-tools security update
- SECTRACK ID: 1024049: Red Hat Network Client Tools Lets Local Users Obtain RHN Access Password
- RedHat Client Tools
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Server
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 5
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client
- RedHat Enterprise Linux Desktop 5 Client
Jun 01, 2010
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