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Title:       EGI SVG Advisory 'Moderate' RISK - glite_wms_wmproxy_dirmanager allows 
             any user to change the permissions on any directory [SVG EGI-SVG-2013-5560]
Date:        2014-08-06  



A vulnerability was found in glite_wms_wmproxy_dirmanager where any user is allowed
to change directory permissions.

This has been resolved in the version available in the EGI UMD some time ago. 


glite_wms_wmproxy_dirmanager allows any user to create a directory, with any permissions.

It also allows permissions on any existing directory too be changed.

Note that users cannot execute code on the WMS. 

This applies to older versions available  EMI-3/UMD-3.

This has neem resolved some time ago. 

Risk category

This issue has been assessed as 'Moderate' risk by the EGI SVG Risk Assessment Team. 

Affected software

This is fixed in glite-wms-interface-3.6.2-1  which was released as part of WMS 3.6.2.
Earliest fixed version in the UMD likely to be WMS 3.6.3 released in April 2014. 

All versions of glite-wms-wmproxy-dirmanager prior to this are likely to be affected. 

Component installation information

The official repository for the distribution of grid middleware for EGI sites is which contains the EGI Unified Middleware Distribution (UMD).

Sites using the EGI UMD 3 should see:

Sites who wish to install directly from the EMI release should see:


Sites are recommended to update to the latest version of WMS in due course if they 
have not already done so in due course. 


This vulnerability was reported by Simon Fayer from Imperial College, London. 


2013-05-22 Vulnerability reported by Simon Fayer. 
2013-05-22 Acknowledgement from the EGI SVG to the reporter
2013-06-20 Assessment by the EGI Software Vulnerability Group reported to the software 
2014-04-07 Updated packages available in the EGI UMD
2014-08-04 Asked for confirmation that this has been fixed.  
2014-08-06 Public disclosure