DescriptionThe remote management interface of cgminer 4.10.0 and bfgminer 5.5.0 allows an authenticated remote attacker to write the miner configuration file to arbitrary locations on the server due to missing basedir restrictions (absolute directory traversal).
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)
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs900929, 900930

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
bfgminer (PTS)jessie4.7.0+dfsg-2vulnerable
cgminer (PTS)jessie4.7.0-2vulnerable
sid, stretch4.9.2-1vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[stretch] - cgminer <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[jessie] - cgminer <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[jessie] - bfgminer <no-dsa> (Minor issue)

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