Alpaquita Linux
Security Advisory

CVE-2023-6507

Published: December 8, 2023Last modified: December 9, 2023

Description

An issue was found in CPython 3.12.0 `subprocess` module on POSIX platforms. The issue was fixed in CPython 3.12.1 and does not affect other stable releases. When using the `extra_groups=` parameter with an empty list as a value (ie `extra_groups=[]`) the logic regressed to not call `setgroups(0, NULL)` before calling `exec()`, thus not dropping the original processes' groups before starting the new process. There is no issue when the parameter isn't used or when any value is used besides an empty list. This issue only impacts CPython processes run with sufficient privilege to make the `setgroups` system call (typically `root`).

Severity score breakdown

ParameterValue
Base score4.9
Attack VectorNETWORK
Attack complexityLOW
Privileges requiredHIGH
User interactionNONE
ScopeUNCHANGED
ConfidentialityNONE
Integrity impactHIGH
Availability impactNONE
VectorCVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N

Status

ProductReleasePackageStatus
Alpaquita Linux23 LTSpython3Not affected (3.11.5-r0)
Streampython3Not affected (3.11.5-r0)

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