Upstream information

CVE-2014-1624 at MITRE

Description

Race condition in the xdg.BaseDirectory.get_runtime_dir function in python-xdg 0.25 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files by pre-creating /tmp/pyxdg-runtime-dir-fallback-victim to point to a victim-owned location, then replacing it with a symlink to an attacker-controlled location once the get_runtime_dir function is called.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having low severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database SUSE
Base Score 3.3 3.3
Vector AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N
Access Vector Local Local
Access Complexity Medium Medium
Authentication None None
Confidentiality Impact None Partial
Integrity Impact Partial Partial
Availability Impact Partial None
CVSS v3 Scores
  SUSE
Base Score 4
Vector CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity High
Privileges Required None
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality Impact Low
Integrity Impact Low
Availability Impact None
CVSSv3 Version 3.1
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 859835 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

SUSE Security Advisories:

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP4
  • python-xdg >= 0.25-9.3.1
Patchnames:
SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP4-2019-2719
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP4
  • python-xdg >= 0.25-9.3.1
Patchnames:
SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP4-2019-2719
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP5
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP5
  • python-xdg >= 0.25-9.3.1
Patchnames:
SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP5-2019-2719


Status of this issue by product and package

Please note that this evaluation state might be work in progress, incomplete or outdated. Also information for service packs in the LTSS phase is only included for issues meeting the LTSS criteria. If in doubt, feel free to contact us for clarification.

Product(s) Source package State
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP3 python-xdg Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 python-xdg Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP4 python-xdg Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 12 SP4 python-xdg Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 12 SP5 python-xdg Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 python-xdg Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4 python-xdg Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP5 python-xdg Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP3 python-xdg Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP4 python-xdg Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP5 python-xdg Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 SP3 python-xdg Unsupported