Antivir creates insecure temporary files
|antivir-tmpfile-insecure (14214)||Medium Risk|
Antivir, when running on Linux platforms, creates insecure temporary files, which could allow a local attacker to launch a symlink attack. A local attacker could create a symbolic link for a file in /tmp to an arbitrary file on the system, which would allow the attacker to create or overwrite files on the system.
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- BugTraq Mailing List, Tue Jan 13 2004 - 12:37:30 CST : symlink vul for Antivir / Linux Version 2.0.9-9 (maybe lower).
- BID-9413: H+BEDV AntiVir Insecure Temporary File Creation Symbolic Link Vulnerability
- CVE-2004-0058: Antivir / Linux 2.0.9-9, and possibly earlier versions, allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the .pid_antivir_$$ temporary file.
- OSVDB ID: 3496: H+BEDV AntiVir Insecure Temp File Privilege Escalation
- SA10620: H+BEDV AntiVir Insecure Temporary File Creation Vulnerability
- SECTRACK ID: 1008702: AntiVir Temporary File Symlink Flaw Lets Local Users Overwrite Files With Root Privileges
- Antivir Antivir 2.0.9-9
Jan 13, 2004
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