fedora 24
misc weakness #453


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):

This function is obsolete and not portable. It was in SUSv2 but removed by POSIX.2. What it does exactly varies considerably between systems, particularly in where its prompt is displayed and where it gets its data.

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The highlighted line of code below is the trigger point of this particular Fedora 24 misc weakness.

 	(void)sigaction(SIGTTIN, &savettin, NULL);
	if (input != STDIN_FILENO)

	 * If we were interrupted by a signal, resend it to ourselves
	 * now that we have restored the signal handlers.
	if (signo) {
		kill(getpid(), signo);
		switch (signo) {
		case SIGTSTP:
		case SIGTTIN:
		case SIGTTOU:
			goto restart;

	errno = save_errno;
	return(nr == -1 ? NULL : buf);
#if 0
char *
getpass(const char *prompt)
	static char buf[_PASSWORD_LEN + 1];

	return(readpassphrase(prompt, buf, sizeof(buf), RPP_ECHO_OFF));

static void handler(int s)

	signo = s;

#else /* _WIN32 */

char *
readpassphrase(const char *prompt, char *buf, size_t bufsiz, int flags)
	int save_errno, ch;
	char *p, *end;

	/* I suppose we could alloc on demand in this case (XXX). */
	if (bufsiz == 0) {
		errno = EINVAL;

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