CVE-2013-4259

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2013-08-21
CWE:
CWE-377
Bugzilla:
998223: CVE-2013-4259 ansible: insecure location for ssh ControlMaster socket

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

runner/connection_plugins/ssh.py in Ansible before 1.2.3, when using ControlPersist, allows local users to redirect a ssh session via a symlink attack on a socket file with a predictable name in /tmp/.

Find out more about CVE-2013-4259 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 4.6
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank Michael Scherer for reporting this issue.