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SSSD (System Security Services Daemon) provides a set of daemons to manage access to remote directories and authentication mechanisms. It provides NSS (Name Service Switch) and PAM (Pluggable Authentication Modules) interfaces toward the system and a pluggable back end system to connect to multiple different account sources. A race condition was found in the way SSSD copied and removed user home directories. A local attacker who is able to write into the home directory of a different user who is being removed could use this flaw to perform symbolic link attacks, possibly allowing them to modify and delete arbitrary files with the privileges of the root user. (CVE-2013-0219) The CVE-2013-0219 issue war discovered by Florian Weimer of the Red Hat Product Security Team. This update also fixes the following bugs: * After a paging control was used, memory in the sssd_be process was never freed which led to the growth of the sssd_be process memory usage over time. To fix this bug, the paging control was deallocated after use, and thus the memory usage of the sssd_be process no longer grows. (BZ#820908) * If the sssd_be process was terminated and recreated while there were authentication requests pending, the sssd_pam process did not recover correctly and did not reconnect to the new sssd_be process. Consequently, the sssd_pam process was seemingly blocked and did not accept any new authentication requests. The sssd_pam process has been fixes so that it reconnects to the new instance of the sssd_be process after the original one terminated unexpectedly. Even after a crash and reconnect, the sssd_pam process now accepts new authentication requests. (BZ#882414) * When the sssd_be process hung for a while, it was terminated and a new instance was created. If the old instance did not respond to the TERM signal and continued running, SSSD terminated unexpectedly. As a consequence, the user could not log in. SSSD now keeps track of sssd_be subprocesses more effectively, making the restarts of sssd_be more reliable in such scenarios. Users can now log in whenever the sssd_be is restarted and becomes unresponsive. (BZ#886165) * In case the processing of an LDAP request took longer than the client timeout upon completing the request (60 seconds by default), the PAM client could have accessed memory that was previously freed due to the client timeout being reached. As a result, the sssd_pam process terminated unexpectedly with a segmentation fault. SSSD now ignores an LDAP request result when it detects that the set timeout of this request has been reached. The sssd_pam process n ... Description truncated, for more information please check the Reference URL
sssd on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Updated on 2015-03-25