Bug 8699 - input method module leaks fd
Summary: input method module leaks fd
Alias: None
Product: xorg
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Lib/Xlib (show other bugs)
Version: git
Hardware: All All
: high normal
Assignee: Xorg Project Team
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Depends on:
Blocks: xorg-7.2
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Reported: 2006-10-18 09:54 UTC by Kees Cook
Modified: 2006-12-06 06:41 UTC (History)
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kill double open (414 bytes, patch)
2006-10-18 09:55 UTC, Kees Cook
no flags Details | Splinter Review

Description Kees Cook 2006-10-18 09:54:38 UTC
The Xinput module leaks a fd, which is optionally read from the XCOMPOSEFILE env
variable.  At least with xterm this open happens with elevated privs.

See line 620:
Comment 1 Kees Cook 2006-10-18 09:55:19 UTC
Created attachment 7459 [details] [review]
kill double open
Comment 2 Matthias Hopf 2006-10-19 02:39:52 UTC
Fixed with git commit 686bb8b35acf6cecae80fe89b2b5853f5816ce19.

Should this be fixed in 7.1 as well, or in the stable branch of libX11? Or just
a new release of libX11?

So far xterm seems to be the only problematic app (setgid), but with its normal
gid no security relevant files can be accessed.
Comment 3 Matthieu Herrb 2006-10-30 13:31:48 UTC
I have the impression that the vulnerable code was added after 7.1, in a commit
from June 13. 
Only libX11 1.0.2 and 1.0.3 are vulnerable. So I guess the upcoming 1.1 release
is enough.
Comment 4 Matthieu Herrb 2006-10-30 13:32:56 UTC
BTW, this has been assigned CVE-2006-5397 by mitre.
Comment 5 Daniel Stone 2006-12-06 06:41:08 UTC
marking as fixed, as we're shipping 1.1 with 7.2

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