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Bug 201726 (CVE-2007-6350) - net-misc/scponly - svn, svnserve, unison and rsync passthrough is unsafe by design (CVE-2007-6350)
Summary: net-misc/scponly - svn, svnserve, unison and rsync passthrough is unsafe by d...
Alias: CVE-2007-6350
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Default Configs (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High minor (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: B3 [glsa]
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-12-08 23:08 UTC by Jakub Moc (RETIRED)
Modified: 2008-02-12 21:08 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Jakub Moc (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2007-12-08 23:08:30 UTC
See for details, basically these features can be misused for user to gain an undesired shell access.

- We don't ship this w/ unison support
- subversion support is optional on USE=subversion
- rsync support is enabled by default in the ebuild.

Some of insecure commands have been disabled in CVS, no release yet however, plus it's unlikely it will ever cover all potential bypasses via these features. 


- we can either make rsync support optional as well, change the use flag descriptions in use.local.desc accordingly and point users to for info on security implications of those options

- or hard-disable the functionality

Comment 1 Robert Buchholz (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2007-12-09 22:36:22 UTC
Thanks for finding that one, Jakub.

The rsync&co functionality is broken by design.
I'd say:

1) Disable all of unison, svn and rsync by default, introduce (by default disabled) use-flags and if those are enabled, ewarn about the issues and refer people to the SECURITY file.

2) I'd also vote for the SECURITY file to be included in the ebuild.

3) Patches from the svn or latest release should get into an ebuild that goes stable afterwards. 

Matsuu, please advise.
Comment 2 MATSUU Takuto (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2007-12-11 16:21:35 UTC
4.6-r3 in cvs. added rsync USE flag and added files/SECURITY.
I tried unsuccessfully to backport patches.

Comment 3 MATSUU Takuto (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-01-16 17:06:42 UTC
4.8 in cvs.
Comment 4 Sune Kloppenborg Jeppesen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-01-16 19:03:21 UTC
Thx Matsuu. I presume it is fixed in 4.8 (their wiki seems out of date)?

Arches please test and mark stable. Target keywords are:

scponly-4.8.ebuild:KEYWORDS="amd64 ppc sparc x86"
Comment 5 Christian Faulhammer (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-01-17 08:33:55 UTC
x86 stable
Comment 6 Tobias Scherbaum (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-01-18 20:21:41 UTC
ppc stable
Comment 7 Raúl Porcel (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-01-21 11:15:22 UTC
sparc stable
Comment 8 Peter Weller (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-01-22 10:19:01 UTC
amd64 done.
Comment 9 Sune Kloppenborg Jeppesen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-01-22 11:06:27 UTC
This one is ready for GLSA vote. I tend to vote NO.
Comment 10 Robert Buchholz (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-01-22 23:48:25 UTC
I think we should GLSA this together with 203099, and note the insecurities of svn.
Comment 11 Sune Kloppenborg Jeppesen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-01-23 09:02:45 UTC
Sounds like a good idea.
Comment 12 Pierre-Yves Rofes (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-02-12 21:08:41 UTC
GLSA 200802-06, sorry for the delay.