X-CD-Roast symlink attack

xcdroast-symlink (13612) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


X-CD-Roast is vulnerable to a symlink attack. A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability by creating a symbolic link from a file on the system to a X-CD-Roast file to overwrite arbitrary files and gain elevated privileges on the system.


File Manipulation


Upgrade to the latest version of X-CD-Roast (0.98alpha15 or later), available from the X-CD-Roast Web site. See References.


  • X-CD-Roast Web site: Source and Binary packages for X-CD-Roast.
  • BID-8983: X-CD-Roast Local Insecure File Creation Symlink Vulnerability
  • CVE-2003-1155: X-CD-Roast 0.98 alpha10 through alpha14 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on an unknown file.
  • OSVDB ID: 2786: X-CD-Roast Unspecified Symlink Arbitrary File Overwrite
  • SA10162: X-CD-Roast Insecure File Creation Vulnerability
  • SECTRACK ID: 1008094: X-CD-Roast Symlink Flaw May Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges

Platforms Affected:

  • T.Niederreiter X-CD-Roast prior to 0.98alpha15


Nov 04, 2003

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