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Bug 405607 (CVE-2012-0920)

Summary: <net-misc/dropbear-2012.55 SSH server use-after-free vulnerability (CVE-2012-0920)
Product: Gentoo Security Reporter: Michael Harrison <n0idx80>
Component: VulnerabilitiesAssignee: Gentoo Security <security>
Severity: major CC: embedded, kfm
Priority: Normal    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Whiteboard: B1 [glsa]
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---
Bug Depends on:    
Bug Blocks: 328409    

Description Michael Harrison 2012-02-24 15:46:51 UTC
This vulnerability is located within the Dropbear daemon and occurs due
to the way the server manages channels concurrency. A specially crafted
request can trigger a `use after free` condition which can be used to
execute arbitrary code under root privileges provided the user has been
authenticated using a public key (authorized_keys file) and a command
restriction is enforced (command option).

Upgrade to 2012.55


Disclosure Timeline:
2012-01-24 - Vulnerability reported to vendor.
2012-02-24 - Coordinated public release of advisory.
Comment 1 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2012-02-25 00:47:01 UTC
in the tree
Comment 2 Tim Sammut (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2012-02-25 00:54:34 UTC
Thanks muchly.

Arches, please test and mark stable:
Target keywords : "alpha amd64 arm hppa ia64 m68k ppc ppc64 s390 sh sparc x86"
Comment 3 Jeroen Roovers (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2012-02-25 15:51:19 UTC
Is sys-libs/zlib- good to go stable?
sys-libs/zlib-1.2.6 might be too new.
Comment 4 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2012-02-26 14:52:48 UTC

Can you respond to jer's question?
Comment 5 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2012-02-26 17:39:09 UTC
i rewrote the dep to not require newer zlib
Comment 6 Jeroen Roovers (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2012-02-27 03:59:53 UTC
Stable for HPPA.
Comment 7 Brent Baude (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2012-02-28 20:25:33 UTC
ppc done
Comment 8 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2012-02-29 14:25:43 UTC
amd64 stable
Comment 9 Jeff (JD) Horelick (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2012-02-29 21:10:03 UTC
x86 stable
Comment 10 Tobias Klausmann (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2012-03-02 13:43:49 UTC
Stable on alpha.
Comment 11 Brent Baude (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2012-03-03 14:38:34 UTC
ppc64 done
Comment 12 Raúl Porcel (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2012-03-03 20:22:15 UTC
arm/ia64/m68k/s390/sh/sparc stable
Comment 13 Tim Sammut (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2012-03-03 20:26:36 UTC
Thanks, everyone GLSA request filed.
Comment 14 GLSAMaker/CVETool Bot gentoo-dev 2012-06-15 19:01:55 UTC
CVE-2012-0920 (
  Use-after-free vulnerability in Dropbear SSH Server 0.52 through 2012.54,
  when command restriction and public key authentication are enabled, allows
  remote authenticated users to execute arbitrary code and bypass command
  restrictions via multiple crafted command requests, related to "channels
Comment 15 GLSAMaker/CVETool Bot gentoo-dev 2013-09-27 00:13:41 UTC
This issue was resolved and addressed in
 GLSA 201309-20 at
by GLSA coordinator Chris Reffett (creffett).