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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   SETroubleShoot Vendors:   Red Hat
SETroubleShoot allow_execmod Plugin Lets Local Users Obtain Root Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1036144
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1036144
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-4444, CVE-2016-4445, CVE-2016-4446, CVE-2016-4989   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 22 2016
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   Several vulnerabilities were reported in SETroubleShoot. A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.

A local user can exploit flaws in the allow_execmod plugin to execute arbitrary shell commands on the target system with root privileges.

Milos Malik (Red Hat) reported these vulnerabilities.

Impact:   A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a source code fix [in April 2015 and June 2016], available at:

https://github.com/fedora-selinux/setroubleshoot/commit/2d12677629ca319310f6263688bb1b7f676c01b7

https://github.com/fedora-selinux/setroubleshoot/commit/eaccf4c0d20a27d3df5ff6de8c9dcc80f6f40718

https://github.com/fedora-selinux/setroubleshoot/commit/e69378d7e82a503534d29c5939fa219341e8f2ad

https://github.com/fedora-selinux/setroubleshoot/commit/dda55aa50db95a25f0d919c3a0d5871827cdc40f

https://github.com/fedora-selinux/setroubleshoot/commit/5cd60033ea7f5bdf8c19c27b23ea2d773d9b09f5

Vendor URL:  fedorahosted.org/setroubleshoot/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Red Hat Enterprise)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Jun 22 2016 (Red Hat Issues Fix) SETroubleShoot allow_execmod Plugin Lets Local Users Obtain Root Privileges
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
Jun 22 2016 (CentOS Issues Fix) SETroubleShoot allow_execmod Plugin Lets Local Users Obtain Root Privileges
CentOS has issued a fix for setroubleshoot-plugins for CentOS 6.
Jun 22 2016 (CentOS Issues Fix) SETroubleShoot allow_execmod Plugin Lets Local Users Obtain Root Privileges
CentOS has issued a fix for setroubleshoot for CentOS 6.
Jun 22 2016 (Oracle Issues Fix for Oracle Linux) SETroubleShoot allow_execmod Plugin Lets Local Users Obtain Root Privileges
Oracle has issued a fix for Oracle Linux 6.
Jun 24 2016 (CentOS Issues Fix) SETroubleShoot allow_execmod Plugin Lets Local Users Obtain Root Privileges
CentOS has issued a fix for setroubleshoot-plugins for CentOS 7.
Jun 24 2016 (CentOS Issues Fix) SETroubleShoot allow_execmod Plugin Lets Local Users Obtain Root Privileges
CentOS has issued a fix for setroubleshoot for CentOS 7.
Jun 24 2016 (Oracle Issues Fix for Oracle Linux) SETroubleShoot allow_execmod Plugin Lets Local Users Obtain Root Privileges
Oracle has issued a fix for Oracle Linux 7.
Jun 24 2016 (Red Hat Issues Fix) SETroubleShoot allow_execmod Plugin Lets Local Users Obtain Root Privileges
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.



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