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633544: CVE-2011-1011 policycoreutils: insecure temporary directory handling in seunshare

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The seunshare_mount function in sandbox/seunshare.c in seunshare in certain Red Hat packages of policycoreutils 2.0.83 and earlier in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 and earlier, and Fedora 14 and earlier, mounts a new directory on top of /tmp without assigning root ownership and the sticky bit to this new directory, which allows local users to replace or delete arbitrary /tmp files, and consequently cause a denial of service or possibly gain privileges, by running a setuid application that relies on /tmp, as demonstrated by the ksu application.

Find out more about CVE-2011-1011 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 6.9
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Medium
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 6 (policycoreutils) RHSA-2011:0414 2011-04-04

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 policycoreutils 2.0.83-19.8.el6_0 Fixed
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 selinux-policy 3.7.19-54.el6_0.5 Fixed


Red Hat would like to thank Tavis Ormandy for reporting this issue.


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