OpenBSD Journal

a Patch 005 available for 2.9

Contributed by Dengue on from the proactive-security dept.

Patch 005 has been released for OpenBSD 2.9. From errata.html :
pwd_mkdb(8) corrupts /etc/pwd.db when modifying an existing user.
As usual, instructions for applying patches are included in the head of the patch. If you have any further questions, you should consult the FAQ .

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  1. By Frank DENIS () on

    So many important errata, so little time...
    Maybe OpenBSD 2.9 should have been released 15 days laters. But well, Theo always makes new releases on time.

    These errata show that OpenBSD isn't a perfect operating system, but that the code is reviewed and audited again and again to make it perfect some time.

    Keep up the good work.

  2. By Frank DENIS () on

    Maybe the filesystem races are pointless, but another race was just discovered :
    This is a local root compromise. Any local user can gain root privileges on OpenBSD 2.8/2.9 by launching this exploit (similar to the one found on Linux 2.2.x kernels some times ago) .
    So if you have untrusted accounts, keep a serious eye on your machine until an errata is released.


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