eTrust InoculateIT for Linux symlink

etrust-inoculateit-symlink (15102) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Computer Associates' eTrust InoculateIT (formerly InoculateIT), when running on Linux platforms, could allow a local attacker to launch a symlink attack. The finoregupdate, uniftest, and unimovecreates scripts create insecure temporary files. A local attacker could create a symbolic link for a file in /tmp to an arbitrary file on the system, which could allow the attacker to view, create or overwrite arbitrary files on the system.


Consequences:

File Manipulation

Remedy:

No remedy available as of July 1, 2014.

References:

  • BugTraq Mailing List, Mon Feb 09 2004 - 11:09:55 CST : eTrust Virus Protection 6.0 InoculateIT for linux.
  • BID-9616: Computer Associates eTrust InoculateIT For Linux Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2004-0267: The (1) inoregupdate, (2) uniftest, or (3) unimove scripts in eTrust InoculateIT for Linux 6.0 allow local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on files in /tmp.
  • OSVDB ID: 4735: InoculateIT Linux finoregupdate Script /tmp Symlink
  • OSVDB ID: 4855: InoculateIT Linux unimovecreates Script /tmp Symlink
  • OSVDB ID: 4856: InoculateIT Linux uniftest Script /tmp Symlink
  • SA10833: eTrust InoculateIT for Linux Insecure Default Installation

Platforms Affected:

  • CA InoculateIT 6.0

Reported:

Feb 09, 2004

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