Bug 1163813 - (CVE-2020-8018) VUL-0: CVE-2020-8018: User owned /etc in SLES15-SP1-CHOST-BYOS
VUL-0: CVE-2020-8018: User owned /etc in SLES15-SP1-CHOST-BYOS
Classification: Novell Products
Product: SUSE Security Incidents
Classification: Novell Products
Component: Incidents
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: P3 - Medium : Critical
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Assigned To: Robert Schweikert
Marcus Schaefer
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Blocks: 1160988
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Reported: 2020-02-17 09:26 UTC by Johannes Segitz
Modified: 2020-09-08 07:15 UTC (History)
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Description Johannes Segitz 2020-02-17 09:26:19 UTC
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #1160988 +++

Based on the tip we got in 1160988 I checked all public cloud images. Almost all are fine, but in SUSE:SLE-15-SP1:Update:PubClouds/SLES15-SP1-CHOST-BYOS /etc is not owned by root
ls -lsd etc
12 drwxr-xr-x 73 1000 users 8192 Feb 11 10:35 etc

This comes from the tar files used to build the image.

We will probably have to assign a CVE from our pool for this. Are these images expected to be long-running? If so we need to release an update that fixes the broken permissions on already running system.s

Internal CRD: 2020-05-18 or earlier
Comment 1 Johannes Segitz 2020-02-18 08:44:25 UTC
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Comment 12 Robert Schweikert 2020-04-07 13:16:36 UTC
New images have been released.