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                   ESB-2002.568 -- SGI Security Advisory
           rpcbind/fsr_efs/mv/errhook/uux vulnerabilities update
                              15 October 2002


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:                rpcbind
                        Indigo Magic Desktop
Vendor:                 SGI
Operating System:       IRIX 6.5
Impact:                 Denial of Service
                        Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
                        Create Arbitrary Files
                        Modify Arbitrary Files
                        Delete Arbitrary Files
Access Required:        Existing Account

Ref:                    ESB-2002.542

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                          SGI Security Advisory

         Title:  rpcbind/fsr_efs/mv/errhook/uux vulnerabilities update
        Number:  20020903-02-P
          Date:  October 14, 2002


- - --------------
- - --- Update ---
- - --------------

The patches in the original advisory are incompatible with R4000-class
hardware.  patch4820 and patch4819 are the correct patches.

- - -----------------------
- - --- Issue Specifics ---
- - -----------------------

It's been reported that there are several vulnerabilities in user-level
commands supplied with IRIX 6.5:

  o  rpcbind, when using the "-w" switch, follows symlinks and should not

  o  Some temporary files used by the desktop are world-writable

  o  uux, which has sgid permissions, has a buffer overrun vulnerability

  o  fsr_efs follows symlinks and should not

  o  the mv command creates the directory with world-writable permissions
     when it is used to move a directory.

SGI has investigated the issue and recommends the following steps for
neutralizing the exposure.  It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that these measures be
implemented on ALL vulnerable SGI systems.

These issues have been corrected in future releases of IRIX.

- - --------------
- - --- Impact ---
- - --------------

The rpcbind binary is part of the optional "eoe.sw.svr4net" package and is
not installed by default.

The fsr_efs and mv binaries are installed by default on IRIX 6.5
systems as part of "eoe.sw.base".

The IRIX Indigo Magic Desktop is installed by default as part of
The uux binary is part of the optional "eoe.sw.uucp" package and is not
installed by default.

To determine the version of IRIX you are running, execute the following

  # uname -R

That will return a result similar to the following:

  # 6.5 6.5.16f

The first number ("6.5") is the release name, the second ("6.5.16f" in this
case) is the extended release name.  The extended release name is the
"version" we refer to throughout this document.

To see if the affected programs are installed, execute the following

  # versions eoe.sw.svr4net
  I = Installed, R = Removed

   Name                 Date        Description

   I  eoe                  07/19/2002  IRIX Execution Environment, 6.5.17f
   I  eoe.sw               07/19/2002  IRIX Execution Environment Software
   I  eoe.sw.svr4net       07/19/2002  System V Release 4 Networking

  # versions desktop_eoe.sw
  I = Installed, R = Removed

   Name                 Date        Description

   I  desktop_eoe          07/15/2002  IRIX Interactive Desktop, 6.5.16f
   I  desktop_eoe.sw       07/15/2002  IRIX Interactive Desktop Software,
   I  desktop_eoe.sw.Confidence  07/15/2002  Desktop Confidence Tests
   I  desktop_eoe.sw.Desks 07/15/2002  Desktop Desks
   I  desktop_eoe.sw.control_panels  07/15/2002  Desktop Customization Panels
   I  desktop_eoe.sw.envm  07/15/2002  Desktop Environment
   I  desktop_eoe.sw.share 07/15/2002  Desktop Shared Files
   I  desktop_eoe.sw.toolchest  07/15/2002  Desktop Toolchest

  # versions eoe.sw.uucp
  I = Installed, R = Removed

   Name                 Date        Description

   I  eoe                  07/15/2002  IRIX Execution Environment, 6.5.16f
   I  eoe.sw               07/15/2002  IRIX Execution Environment Software
   I  eoe.sw.uucp          07/15/2002  UUCP Utilities

It is not necessary to check for eoe.sw.base.  If it is not installed, you
wouldn't have the "versions" command to check it with.  It's installed.
Trust us on this.

If the output of the commands shows results similar to the above, then the
programs are installed and the system may be vulnerable.

- - ----------------------------
- - --- Temporary Workaround ---
- - ----------------------------

SGI understands that there are times when upgrading the operating system or
installing patches are inconvenient or not possible.  In those instances, we
recommend the following workarounds:

  o  rpcbind... don't use the "-w" option.  Make sure that switch is not
     used in /etc/config/rpcbind.options.

  o  Desktop temporary files... there is no effective workaround for this
     issue, other than making each user's home directory readable only by
     the user.

  o  uux... there is no effective workaround for this issue.  However, if
     the only reason you have eoe.sw.uucp installed is for PPP support,
     you can safely chmod -x uux.

  o  fsr_efs... there is no effective workaround for this issue, but if you
     don't have a EFS fs mounted rw, you can safely chmod -x fsr_efs.

  o  mv command... there is no effective workaround for this issue.

- - ----------------
- - --- Solution ---
- - ----------------

SGI has provided a series of patches for these vulnerabilities. Our
recommendation is to upgrade to IRIX 6.5.18 when available, or install the
appropriate patch.

   OS Version     Vulnerable?     Patch #      Other Actions
   ----------     -----------     -------      -------------
   IRIX 3.x        unknown                     Note 1
   IRIX 4.x        unknown                     Note 1
   IRIX 5.x        unknown                     Note 1
   IRIX 6.0.x      unknown                     Note 1
   IRIX 6.1        unknown                     Note 1
   IRIX 6.2        unknown                     Note 1
   IRIX 6.3        unknown                     Note 1
   IRIX 6.4        unknown                     Note 1
   IRIX 6.5          yes                       Notes 2 & 4
   IRIX 6.5.1        yes                       Notes 2 & 4
   IRIX 6.5.2        yes                       Notes 2 & 4
   IRIX 6.5.3        yes                       Notes 2 & 4
   IRIX 6.5.4        yes                       Notes 2 & 4
   IRIX 6.5.5        yes                       Notes 2 & 4
   IRIX 6.5.6        yes                       Notes 2 & 4
   IRIX 6.5.7        yes                       Notes 2 & 4
   IRIX 6.5.8        yes                       Notes 2 & 4
   IRIX 6.5.9        yes                       Notes 2 & 4
   IRIX 6.5.10       yes                       Notes 2 & 4
   IRIX 6.5.11       yes                       Notes 2 & 4
   IRIX 6.5.12       yes                       Notes 2 & 4
   IRIX 6.5.13m      yes            4820       Notes 2 & 3
   IRIX 6.5.13       yes            4819       Notes 2 & 3
   IRIX 6.5.14m      yes            4820       Notes 2 & 3
   IRIX 6.5.14       yes            4819       Notes 2 & 3
   IRIX 6.5.15m      yes            4820       Notes 2 & 3
   IRIX 6.5.15       yes            4819       Notes 2 & 3
   IRIX 6.5.16m      yes            4820       Notes 2 & 3
   IRIX 6.5.16       yes            4819       Notes 2 & 3
   IRIX 6.5.17m      yes            4820       Notes 2 & 3
   IRIX 6.5.17       yes            4819       Notes 2 & 3
   IRIX 6.5.18       no


     1) This version of the IRIX operating has been retired. Upgrade to an
        actively supported IRIX operating system.  See
        http://support.sgi.com/irix/news/index.html#policy for more

     2) If you have not received an IRIX 6.5.X CD for IRIX 6.5, contact your
        SGI Support Provider or URL: http://support.sgi.com/irix/swupdates/

     3) Install the appropriate patch or upgrade to IRIX 6.5.18 when it
        becomes available.

     4) Upgrade to 6.5.18 when it becomes available

                ##### Patch File Checksums ####

The actual patch will be a tar file containing the following files:

Filename:                 README.patch.4820
Algorithm #1 (sum -r):    45926 9 README.patch.4820
Algorithm #2 (sum):       25814 9 README.patch.4820
MD5 checksum:             C1C2CCC16FD518B94406859E6B64821E

Filename:                 patchSG0004820
Algorithm #1 (sum -r):    42930 9 patchSG0004820
Algorithm #2 (sum):       47055 9 patchSG0004820
MD5 checksum:             960DC5CEC3FC97D0309D42499B8376F6

Filename:                 patchSG0004820.eoe_man
Algorithm #1 (sum -r):    63025 8 patchSG0004820.eoe_man
Algorithm #2 (sum):       7979 8 patchSG0004820.eoe_man
MD5 checksum:             219D23BAA4BD0465D28A17C9924CEC95

Filename:                 patchSG0004820.eoe_sw
Algorithm #1 (sum -r):    12731 648 patchSG0004820.eoe_sw
Algorithm #2 (sum):       50154 648 patchSG0004820.eoe_sw
MD5 checksum:             8D1B6973516E9AF78A0FE7FF994D0D43

Filename:                 patchSG0004820.idb
Algorithm #1 (sum -r):    52679 3 patchSG0004820.idb
Algorithm #2 (sum):       28346 3 patchSG0004820.idb
MD5 checksum:             26515A115DC239DBA0099C175B800314

Filename:                 patchSG0004820.sysmon_sw
Algorithm #1 (sum -r):    52086 98 patchSG0004820.sysmon_sw
Algorithm #2 (sum):       34733 98 patchSG0004820.sysmon_sw
MD5 checksum:             97A90EA04EA5484756972CB12FDE19A1

Filename:                 README.patch.4819
Algorithm #1 (sum -r):    54997 9 README.patch.4819
Algorithm #2 (sum):       25845 9 README.patch.4819
MD5 checksum:             8587716B403DA7DAA1A9D153E66D32D6

Filename:                 patchSG0004819
Algorithm #1 (sum -r):    15718 9 patchSG0004819
Algorithm #2 (sum):       53288 9 patchSG0004819
MD5 checksum:             4DB11F014180165CBEEF9B6E52BE1E91

Filename:                 patchSG0004819.eoe_man
Algorithm #1 (sum -r):    63025 8 patchSG0004819.eoe_man
Algorithm #2 (sum):       7979 8 patchSG0004819.eoe_man
MD5 checksum:             219D23BAA4BD0465D28A17C9924CEC95

Filename:                 patchSG0004819.eoe_sw
Algorithm #1 (sum -r):    13771 657 patchSG0004819.eoe_sw
Algorithm #2 (sum):       47686 657 patchSG0004819.eoe_sw
MD5 checksum:             17C3F93F51C4DB6B48D1017AE4B8C4F9

Filename:                 patchSG0004819.idb
Algorithm #1 (sum -r):    22936 3 patchSG0004819.idb
Algorithm #2 (sum):       28308 3 patchSG0004819.idb
MD5 checksum:             374F61E971C6289F7DD74573F9E9A441

Filename:                 patchSG0004819.sysmon_sw
Algorithm #1 (sum -r):    32453 98 patchSG0004819.sysmon_sw
Algorithm #2 (sum):       32378 98 patchSG0004819.sysmon_sw
MD5 checksum:             2DB5F20910A4C2EA1626263BD4D08D36

- - ------------------
- - --- References ---
- - ------------------

SGI Security Advisories can be found at:
http://www.sgi.com/support/security/ and

SGI Security Patches can be found at:
http://www.sgi.com/support/security/ and

SGI patches for IRIX can be found at the following patch servers:
http://support.sgi.com/irix/ and ftp://patches.sgi.com/

SGI freeware updates for IRIX can be found at:

SGI fixes for SGI open sourced code can be found on:

SGI patches and RPMs for Linux can be found at:
http://support.sgi.com/linux/ or

SGI patches for Windows NT or 2000 can be found at:

IRIX 5.2-6.4 Recommended/Required Patch Sets can be found at:
http://support.sgi.com/irix/ and ftp://patches.sgi.com/support/patchset/

IRIX 6.5 Maintenance Release Streams can be found at:

IRIX 6.5 Software Update CDs can be obtained from:

The primary SGI anonymous FTP site for security advisories and patches is
patches.sgi.com (  Security advisories and patches are
located under the URL ftp://patches.sgi.com/support/free/security/

For security and patch management reasons, ftp.sgi.com (mirrors
patches.sgi.com security FTP repository) lags behind and does not do a
real-time update.

- - ------------------------
- - --- Acknowledgments ----
- - ------------------------

SGI wishes to thank FIRST, Walter Roberson, NASA JPL, University of Alaska
and the users of the Internet Community at large for their assistance in
this matter.

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