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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.870897
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Update for abrt and libreport RHSA-2013:0215-01
Summary:The remote host is missing an update for the 'abrt and libreport'; package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.
Description:Summary:
The remote host is missing an update for the 'abrt and libreport'
package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Vulnerability Insight:
ABRT (Automatic Bug Reporting Tool) is a tool to help users to detect
defects in applications and to create a bug report with all the information
needed by a maintainer to fix it. It uses a plug-in system to extend its
functionality. libreport provides an API for reporting different problems
in applications to different bug targets, such as Bugzilla, FTP, and Trac.

It was found that the
/usr/libexec/abrt-action-install-debuginfo-to-abrt-cache tool did not
sufficiently sanitize its environment variables. This could lead to Python
modules being loaded and run from non-standard directories (such as /tmp/).
A local attacker could use this flaw to escalate their privileges to that
of the abrt user. (CVE-2012-5659)

A race condition was found in the way ABRT handled the directories used to
store information about crashes. A local attacker with the privileges of
the abrt user could use this flaw to perform a symbolic link attack,
possibly allowing them to escalate their privileges to root.
(CVE-2012-5660)

Red Hat would like to thank Martin Carpenter of Citco for reporting the
CVE-2012-5660 issue. CVE-2012-5659 was discovered by Miloslav Trma of Red
Hat.

All users of abrt and libreport are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which correct these issues.

Affected Software/OS:
abrt and libreport on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6),
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6),
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

Solution:
Please Install the Updated Packages.

CVSS Score:
6.9

CVSS Vector:
AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2012-5659
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=854011
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2013:0215
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0215.html
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2012-5660
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=887866
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