alpine 3.8
misc weakness #45


Weakness Breakdown


The software specifies permissions for a security-critical resource in a way that allows the resource to be read or modified by unintended actors.

Warning code(s):

Never create NULL ACLs; an attacker can set it to Everyone.

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The highlighted line of code below is the trigger point of this particular Alpine 3.8 misc weakness.

 //  Returns -1 if we could not make the socket pair successfully
int zmq::signaler_t::make_fdpair (fd_t *r_, fd_t *w_)
#if defined ZMQ_HAVE_EVENTFD
    fd_t fd = eventfd (0, 0);
    if (fd == -1) {
        errno_assert (errno == ENFILE || errno == EMFILE);
        *w_ = *r_ = -1;
        return -1;
    else {
        *w_ = *r_ = fd;
        return 0;

#elif defined ZMQ_HAVE_WINDOWS
#   if !defined _WIN32_WCE
    // Windows CE does not manage security attributes
    memset (&sd, 0, sizeof sd);
    memset (&sa, 0, sizeof sa);

    InitializeSecurityDescriptor (&sd, SECURITY_DESCRIPTOR_REVISION);
    SetSecurityDescriptorDacl (&sd, TRUE, 0, FALSE);

    sa.nLength = sizeof (SECURITY_ATTRIBUTES);
    sa.lpSecurityDescriptor = &sd;
#   endif

    //  This function has to be in a system-wide critical section so that
    //  two instances of the library don't accidentally create signaler
    //  crossing the process boundary.
    //  We'll use named event object to implement the critical section.
    //  Note that if the event object already exists, the CreateEvent requests
    //  EVENT_ALL_ACCESS access right. If this fails, we try to open
    //  the event object asking for SYNCHRONIZE access only.
    HANDLE sync = NULL;

    //  Create critical section only if using fixed signaler port
    //  Use problematic Event implementation for compatibility if using old port 5905.
    //  Otherwise use Mutex implementation.
    int event_signaler_port = 5905;

    if (signaler_port == event_signaler_port) {
#       if !defined _WIN32_WCE
        sync = CreateEventW (&sa, FALSE, TRUE, L"Global\\zmq-signaler-port-sync");
#       else
        sync = CreateEventW (NULL, FALSE, TRUE, L"Global\\zmq-signaler-port-sync");
#       endif 

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