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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: scponly: Multiple privilege escalation issues (GLSA 200512-17)
Severity: high
Exploitable: local and remote
Date: December 29, 2005
Updated: May 22, 2006
Bug(s): #116526
ID: 200512-17

Synopsis

Local users can exploit an scponly flaw to gain root privileges, and scponly restricted users can use another vulnerability to evade shell restrictions.

Background

scponly is a restricted shell, allowing only a few predefined commands. It is often used as a complement to OpenSSH to provide access to remote users without providing any remote execution privileges.

Affected Packages

Package: net-misc/scponly
Vulnerable: < 4.2
Unaffected: >= 4.2
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Max Vozeler discovered that the scponlyc command allows users to chroot into arbitrary directories. Furthermore, Pekka Pessi reported that scponly insufficiently validates command-line parameters to a scp or rsync command.

Impact

A local attacker could gain root privileges by chrooting into arbitrary directories containing hardlinks to setuid programs. A remote scponly user could also send malicious parameters to a scp or rsync command that would allow to escape the shell restrictions and execute arbitrary programs.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All scponly users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/scponly-4.2"


References

scponly release notes
CVE-2005-4532
CVE-2005-4533


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