policyd-weight sockets symlink
|policydweight-sockets-symlink (41565)||Medium Risk|
policyd-weight could allow a local attacker to launch a symlink attack, caused by an error when creating sockets. Temporary files are created with insecure permissions. A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability by creating a symbolic link from a temporary file to other files on the system, which would allow the attacker to overwrite arbitrary files on the system with elevated privileges.
Refer to DSA-1531-2 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.
- Debian Web site: Debian -- Package Search Results -- policyd-weight.
- DSA-1531-2: policyd-weight -- insecurity temporary files.
- Gentoo Bugzilla Bug 214403: mail-filter/policyd-weight <0.1.14.17 temporary file vulnerability.
- policyd-weight Web page: policyd-weight - A policy daemon for Postfix.
- BID-28480: policyd-weight Insecure Temporary File Creation Vulnerability
- CVE-2008-1569: policyd-weight 0.1.14 beta-16 and earlier allows local users to modify or delete arbitrary files via a symlink attack on temporary files that are used when creating a socket.
- DSA-1531: policyd-weight -- insecurity temporary files
- GLSA-200804-11: policyd-weight: Insecure temporary file creation
- OSVDB ID: 43888: policyd-weight for Postfix Socket Handling Unspecified Arbitrary File Manipulation
- Debian Debian Linux 4.0
- Gentoo Linux
- policyd-weight policyd-weight prior to 0.1.14 beta-16
Mar 27, 2008
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