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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201701-70

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201701-70
Posted Jan 30, 2017
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201701-70 - A vulnerability in Firewalld allows firewall configurations to be modified by unauthenticated users. Versions less than 0.4.3.3 are affected.

tags | advisory
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2016-5410
MD5 | e9fc82fc44c28821c2c528ef25f4d87a

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201701-70

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Severity: Normal
Title: Firewalld: Improper authentication methods
Date: January 29, 2017
Bugs: #591458
ID: 201701-70

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Synopsis
========

A vulnerability in Firewalld allows firewall configurations to be
modified by unauthenticated users.

Background
==========

Firewalld provides a dynamically managed firewall with support for
network/firewall zones to define the trust level of network connections
or interfaces.

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-firewall/firewalld < 0.4.3.3 >= 0.4.3.3

Description
===========

A flaw in Firewalld allows any locally logged in user to tamper with or
change firewall settings. This is due to how Firewalld handles
authentication via polkit which is not properly applied to 5 particular
functions to include: addPassthrough, removePassthrough, addEntry,
removeEntry, and setEntries.

Impact
======

A local attacker could tamper or change firewall settings leading to
the additional exposure of systems to include unauthorized remote
access.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Firewalld users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-firewall/firewalld-0.4.3.3"=


References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2016-5410
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-5410

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201701-70

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2017 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5


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