RHEL 6 : luci (RHSA-2013:1603)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated luci packages that fix two security issues, several bugs, and
add two enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for
each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

Luci is a web-based high availability administration application.

A flaw was found in the way the luci service was initialized. If a
system administrator started the luci service from a directory that
was writable to by a local user, that user could use this flaw to
execute arbitrary code as the root or luci user. (CVE-2013-4482)

A flaw was found in the way luci generated its configuration file. The
file was created as world readable for a short period of time,
allowing a local user to gain access to the authentication secrets
stored in the configuration file. (CVE-2013-4481)

These issues were discovered by Jan Pokorný of Red Hat.

These updated luci packages include numerous bug fixes and two
enhancements. Space precludes documenting all of these changes in this
advisory. Users are directed to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5
Technical Notes, linked to in the References, for information on the
most significant of these changes.

All luci users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches to correct these issues and add these
enhancements. After installing this update, the luci service will be
restarted automatically.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-4481.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-4482.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?64c6b598
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-1603.html

Solution :

Update the affected luci and / or luci-debuginfo packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.4
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 71008 ()

Bugtraq ID: 63854
63859

CVE ID: CVE-2013-4481
CVE-2013-4482