[ClusterLabs] [SECURITY] CVE-2016-7035 - pacemaker - improper IPC guarding

Ken Gaillot kgaillot at redhat.com
Thu Nov 3 12:05:37 EDT 2016

On 11/03/2016 06:03 AM, Jan Pokorný wrote:
> Following issue is being publicly disclosed today; more information
> regarding the release process will arrive later today and also this
> is an opportunity to announce http://clusterlabs.org/wiki/Security
> page that was intoduced to help keeping track of security issues
> (any fellow project is welcome to use that as well, Andrew or Ken
> can make and account on the wiki on your behalf).
> It was discovered that at some not so uncommon circumstances, some
> pacemaker daemons could be talked to, via libqb-facilitated IPC, by
> unprivileged clients due to flawed authorization decision.  Depending
> on the capabilities of affected daemons, this might equip unauthorized
> user with local privilege escalation or up to cluster-wide remote
> execution of possibly arbitrary commands when such user happens to
> reside at standard or remote/guest cluster node, respectively.
> The original vulnerability was introduced in an attempt to allow
> unprivileged IPC clients to clean up the file system materialized
> leftovers in case the server (otherwise responsible for the lifecycle
> of these files) crashes.  While the intended part of such behavior is
> now effectively voided (along with the unintended one), a best-effort
> fix to address this corner case systemically at libqb is coming along
> (https://github.com/ClusterLabs/libqb/pull/231).
> Affected versions:  1.1.10-rc1 (2013-04-17) - 1.1.15 (2016-06-21)
> Impact:             Important
> CVSSv3 ranking:     8.8 : AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H
> Credits for independent findings, in chronological order:
>   Jan "poki" Pokorný, of Red Hat
>   Alain Moulle, of ATOS/BULL
> Patch for the issue, which is applicable on all affected versions:
> https://github.com/ClusterLabs/pacemaker/pull/1166/commits/5a20855d6054ebaae590c09262b328d957cc1fc2

More details:

A fix has been applied to Pacemaker's upstream master branch. Also, we
are starting the release process for 1.1.16 today, so the fix is
included in the 1.1 branch as well. It is additionally attached in patch
format to this message.

Anyone who has built one of the affected Pacemaker versions from source
is strongly encouraged to apply the patch, or rebuild from a current
branch. Popular distributions are expected to have patched packages
available soon (some already released today).

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