SETroubleShoot sealert symlink

setroubleshoot-sealert-symlink (42591) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


SETroubleShoot sealert could allow a local attacker to launch a symlink attack, caused by the improper handling of temporary files that are created with insecure permissions. A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability by creating a symbolic link from the /tmp/sealert.log temporary file to other files on the system, which would allow the attacker to overwrite arbitrary files on the system with the privileges of the victim, or obtain sensitive information.


Base Score: 3.3
  Access Vector: Local
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
Temporal Score: 2.9
  Exploitability: High
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed


File Manipulation


Refer to RHSA-2008:0061-12 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.


Platforms Affected:

  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client
  • SELinux SETroubleShoot


May 20, 2008

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