eTrust InoculateIT for Linux symlink

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


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.


File Manipulation


No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.


  • 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


Feb 09, 2004

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