CVE-2011-2729

Impact:
Important
Public Date:
2011-08-12
Bugzilla:
730400: CVE-2011-2729 jakarta-commons-daemon: jsvc does not drop capabilities allowing access to files and directories owned by the superuser

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

native/unix/native/jsvc-unix.c in jsvc in the Daemon component 1.0.3 through 1.0.6 in Apache Commons, as used in Apache Tomcat 5.5.32 through 5.5.33, 6.0.30 through 6.0.32, and 7.0.x before 7.0.20 on Linux, does not drop capabilities, which allows remote attackers to bypass read permissions for files via a request to an application.

Find out more about CVE-2011-2729 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 5.8
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact None

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat JBoss Web Server 1.0 RHSA-2011:1291 2011-09-14
Red Hat JBoss Web Server 1.0 for RHEL 4 AS (jakarta-commons-daemon-jsvc) RHSA-2011:1292 2011-09-14

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 jakarta-commons-daemon Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 jakarta-commons-daemon Not affected

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