CVE-2020-24331

NameCVE-2020-24331
DescriptionAn issue was discovered in TrouSerS through 0.3.14. If the tcsd daemon is started with root privileges, the tss user still has read and write access to the /etc/tcsd.conf file (which contains various settings related to this daemon).
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 severityhigh

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
trousers (PTS)buster, stretch0.3.14+fixed1-1vulnerable
bullseye, sid0.3.14+fixed1-1.1vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
trouserssource(unstable)(unfixed)unimportant

Notes

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1164472
https://sourceforge.net/p/trousers/mailman/message/37015817/
https://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2020/08/14/1
In Debian, tcsd gets started under the tss user

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