ld.so fails to unset LD_PRELOAD before executing suid root programs

2001-05-17T00:00:00
ID VU:686403
Type cert
Reporter CERT
Modified 2001-06-21T19:29:00

Description

Overview

ld.so fails to unset LD_PRELOAD before executing suid root programs, allowing loading of insecure or malicious libraries.

Description

ld.so, the UNIX/LINUX dynamic loader, fails in some conditions (and some operating system releases) to unset LD_PRELOAD before loading suid root programs for execution. Even though setuid root programs ignore LD_PRELOAD, programs called from suid root programs would use LD_PRELOAD and be loaded with insecure or malicious libraries and executed as root.


Impact

By altering LD_PRELOAD, attackers could cause malicious libraries to be loaded by programs called from setuid root programs, which then could execute arbitrary code as root.


Solution

Apply vendor patches; see the Systems Affected section below.


Vendor Information

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Caldera __ Affected

Notified: August 30, 2000 Updated: May 15, 2001

Status

Affected

Vendor Statement

<http://www.linuxsecurity.com/advisories/caldera_advisory-657.html>

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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FreeBSD __ Affected

Notified: September 08, 2000 Updated: May 15, 2001

Status

Affected

Vendor Statement

Since FreeBSD does not use glibc (which is Linux-specific software) we are not vulnerable to the unsetenv() bug.

However, FreeBSD does have some minor issues in its locale implementation. These do not affect any program in the FreeBSD base system (i.e. they are not exploitable locally or remotely on a FreeBSD system with no third party software installed), and no such third party software (including ports) are in fact known to be vulnerable. We recommend users obtainFreeBSD Security Advisory 00:47for more information including instructions for detecting vulnerable binaries.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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MandrakeSoft __ Affected

Notified: August 30, 2000 Updated: May 15, 2001

Status

Affected

Vendor Statement

<http://www.linuxsecurity.com/advisories/mandrake_advisory-667.html>

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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TurboLinux __ Affected

Notified: February 19, 2001 Updated: May 15, 2001

Status

Affected

Vendor Statement

<http://www.linuxsecurity.com/advisories/turbolinux_advisory-1158.html>

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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Apple __ Not Affected

Notified: September 08, 2000 Updated: May 15, 2001

Status

Not Affected

Vendor Statement

We've determined that glibc is not used in Mac OS X, and we are therefore not exposed to the problems identified within glibc.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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Compaq Computer Corporation __ Not Affected

Notified: September 08, 2000 Updated: May 15, 2001

Status

Not Affected

Vendor Statement

(c) Copyright 2000 Compaq Computer Corporation. All rights reserved.

SOURCE: Compaq Computer Corporation Compaq Services Software Security Response Team USA

The reported problems have not been found to affect the as shipped, Compaq Tru64/UNIX Operating Systems Software.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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Fujitsu __ Not Affected

Notified: September 08, 2000 Updated: May 15, 2001

Status

Not Affected

Vendor Statement

Regarding VU#686403 (ld.so fails to unset LD_PRELOAD before executing suid root programs), the Fujitsu UXP/V operating system is not vulnerable to this problem.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

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Hewlett Packard __ Not Affected

Notified: September 08, 2000 Updated: May 15, 2001

Status

Not Affected

Vendor Statement

HP-UX does not implement LD_PRELOAD.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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Microsoft __ Not Affected

Notified: September 08, 2000 Updated: May 15, 2001

Status

Not Affected

Vendor Statement

Received confirmation from our development team and we are NOT vulnerable to the various scenarios described.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

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OpenBSD __ Not Affected

Notified: September 08, 2000 Updated: May 15, 2001

Status

Not Affected

Vendor Statement

Vendor has reported no products having this vulnerability

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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SCO __ Not Affected

Notified: September 08, 2000 Updated: May 15, 2001

Status

Not Affected

Vendor Statement

SCO OpenServer Release 5 and UnixWare 7 systems are not vulnerable to this exploit. The static and dynamic loaders in SCO products do not use LD_PRELOAD.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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BSDI Unknown

Notified: September 08, 2000 Updated: May 15, 2001

Status

Unknown

Vendor Statement

We have not received a statement from the vendor.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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Data General Unknown

Notified: September 08, 2000 Updated: May 15, 2001

Status

Unknown

Vendor Statement

We have not received a statement from the vendor.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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IBM Unknown

Notified: September 08, 2000 Updated: May 15, 2001

Status

Unknown

Vendor Statement

We have not received a statement from the vendor.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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NCR Unknown

Notified: September 08, 2000 Updated: May 15, 2001

Status

Unknown

Vendor Statement

We have not received a statement from the vendor.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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NEC Unknown

Notified: September 08, 2000 Updated: May 15, 2001

Status

Unknown

Vendor Statement

We have not received a statement from the vendor.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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NeXT Unknown

Notified: September 08, 2000 Updated: May 15, 2001

Status

Unknown

Vendor Statement

We have not received a statement from the vendor.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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NetBSD Unknown

Notified: September 08, 2000 Updated: May 15, 2001

Status

Unknown

Vendor Statement

We have not received a statement from the vendor.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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RedHat Unknown

Notified: September 08, 2000 Updated: May 15, 2001

Status

Unknown

Vendor Statement

We have not received a statement from the vendor.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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SGI Unknown

Notified: September 08, 2000 Updated: May 15, 2001

Status

Unknown

Vendor Statement

We have not received a statement from the vendor.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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Siemens Nixdorf Unknown

Notified: September 08, 2000 Updated: May 15, 2001

Status

Unknown

Vendor Statement

We have not received a statement from the vendor.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

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Sony Unknown

Notified: September 08, 2000 Updated: May 15, 2001

Status

Unknown

Vendor Statement

We have not received a statement from the vendor.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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Sun Unknown

Notified: September 08, 2000 Updated: May 15, 2001

Status

Unknown

Vendor Statement

We have not received a statement from the vendor.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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Unisys Unknown

Notified: September 08, 2000 Updated: May 15, 2001

Status

Unknown

Vendor Statement

We have not received a statement from the vendor.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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References

<http://www.securityfocus.com/vdb/bottom.html?vid=1639>

Acknowledgements

The original public announcement was by Solar Designer .

This document was last modified by Tim Shimeall

Other Information

CVE IDs: | CVE-2000-0824
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Severity Metric: | 6.73
Date Public: | 2000-08-31
Date First Published: | 2001-05-17
Date Last Updated: | 2001-06-21 19:29 UTC
Document Revision: | 6