Bug 1120332 (CVE-2018-18629)

Summary: VUL-0: CVE-2018-18629: An untrusted search path vulnerability allows a local, unprivileged user on Linux to gain root privileges
Product: [openSUSE] openSUSE Distribution Reporter: Alexandros Toptsoglou <atoptsoglou>
Component: SecurityAssignee: Matthias Bach <marix>
Status: RESOLVED FIXED QA Contact: Security Team bot <security-team>
Severity: Major    
Priority: P5 - None    
Version: Leap 42.3   
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Hardware: Other   
OS: Other   
URL: https://smash.suse.de/issue/221654/
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Description Alexandros Toptsoglou 2018-12-27 10:40:47 UTC
CVE-2018-18629

An issue was discovered in the Keybase command-line client before
2.8.0-20181023124437 for Linux. An untrusted search path vulnerability in the
keybase-redirector application allows a local, unprivileged user on Linux to
gain root privileges via a Trojan horse binary.

References:
http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2018-18629
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-18629
https://hackerone.com/reports/426944
https://keybase.io/docs/secadv/kb002
https://blog.mirch.io/2018/12/21/cve-2018-18629-keybase-linux-privilege-escalation/
Comment 1 Alexandros Toptsoglou 2018-12-27 10:42:13 UTC
It is already fixed in Factory. The version 2.10.1 is available.
Comment 2 Matthias Bach 2018-12-27 12:40:21 UTC
Just for additional background: The affected component keybase-redirector is not, and has so far never been, included in the openSUSE package.