Public Date:
493330: CVE-2009-0115 device-mapper-multipath: insecure permissions on multipathd.sock

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The Device Mapper multipathing driver (aka multipath-tools or device-mapper-multipath) 0.4.8, as used in SUSE openSUSE, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES), Fedora, and possibly other operating systems, uses world-writable permissions for the socket file (aka /var/run/multipathd.sock), which allows local users to send arbitrary commands to the multipath daemon.

Find out more about CVE-2009-0115 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 6.2
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (device-mapper-multipath) RHSA-2009:0411 2009-04-07
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (device-mapper-multipath) RHSA-2009:0411 2009-04-07