CVE-2017-9079

NameCVE-2017-9079
DescriptionDropbear before 2017.75 might allow local users to read certain files as root, if the file has the authorized_keys file format with a command= option. This occurs because ~/.ssh/authorized_keys is read with root privileges and symlinks are followed.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-948-1, DSA-3859-1
NVD severitymedium
Debian Bugs862970

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
dropbear (PTS)stretch2016.74-5+deb9u1fixed
buster2018.76-5fixed
bullseye2020.81-3fixed
bookworm, sid2020.81-4fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
dropbearsourcewheezy2012.55-1.3+deb7u2DLA-948-1
dropbearsourcejessie2014.65-1+deb8u2DSA-3859-1
dropbearsource(unstable)2016.74-5862970

Notes

Patch: https://hg.ucc.asn.au/dropbear/rev/0d889b068123

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