AIM Sniff symlink attack

aim-sniff-symlink (15199) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

AIM Sniff creates insecure temporary files. A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability by creating symbolic links from temporary files to other files on the system, which could be overwritten with privileges of the AIM Sniff user.


Consequences:

File Manipulation

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of AIM Sniff (0.9d or later), available from the AIM Sniff Web page. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • AIM Sniff AIM Sniff 0.9b

Reported:

Feb 12, 2004

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