lintian symlink attack
|lintian-symlink (18808)||Medium Risk|
lintian creates temporary files and directories insecurely. A local attacker could use this vulnerability to create symbolic links to overwrite arbitrary files and directories on the system with user privileges.
For Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody):
Upgrade to the latest package of lintian (18.104.22.168 or later), as listed in Debian Security Advisory DSA-630-1. See References.
For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for upgrade or patch information.
- Debian Bug report logs - #286681: [CAN-2004-1000] [lib/Lab] Insecurely removes files after lab failed to be created.
- BID-12202: Debian Liantian Insecure Temporary File Vulnerability
- CVE-2004-1000: lintian 1.23 and earlier removes the working directory even if it was not created by lintian, which may allow local users to delete arbitrary files or directories via a symlink attack.
- DSA-630: lintian -- insecure temporary directory
- OSVDB ID: 12786: Debian lintian Symlink Arbitrary File Delete
- SA13771: Debian lintian Insecure Temporary File Deletion Security Issue
- Debian Debian Linux 3.0
- Debian lintian 1.23
Jan 10, 2005
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