Mitigate Baron SameEdit (CVE-2021-3156) vulnerability

sles 15.1
misc weakness #35


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This function is obsolete and not portable.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 Sles 15.1 misc weakness.


#ifndef NeXT
/* NeXT doesn't ifdef this out for some reason */
char *months[] =
	{ "Jan", "Feb", "Mar", "Apr", "May", "Jun", "Jul", "Aug",
	  "Sep", "Oct", "Nov", "Dec" };

main(argc, argv)
	int argc;
	char **argv;
	extern int errno, optind;
	extern char *optarg, **environ;
	struct timeval tp;
	struct tm *ttp;
	struct group *gr;
	register int ch;
	register char *p;
	int ask, fflag, hflag, pflag, cnt;
	int quietlog, passwd_req, ioctlval, timedout();
	char *domain, *salt, *envinit[1], *ttyn, *pp;
	char tbuf[MAXPATHLEN + 2], tname[sizeof(_PATH_TTY) + 10];
	char *ctime(), *ttyname(), *stypeof(), *crypt(), *getpass();
	time_t time();
	off_t lseek();

	(void)signal(SIGALRM, timedout);
	(void)signal(SIGQUIT, SIG_IGN);
	(void)signal(SIGINT, SIG_IGN);
	(void)setpriority(PRIO_PROCESS, 0, 0);
#ifndef NeXT
	(void)quota(Q_SETUID, 0, 0, 0);

	 * -p is used by getty to tell login not to destroy the environment
 	 * -f is used to skip a second login authentication
	 * -h is used by other servers to pass the name of the remote
	 *    host to login so that it may be placed in utmp and wtmp
	(void)gethostname(tbuf, sizeof(tbuf));
	domain = index(tbuf, '.');

	fflag = hflag = pflag = 0;
	passwd_req = 1;
	while ((ch = getopt(argc, argv, "fh:p")) != EOF)
		switch (ch) { 

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