Honeyd test.sh symlink
|honeyd-test-symlink (44735)||Medium Risk|
Honeyd could allow a local attacker to launch a symlink attack, caused by an error in the test.sh script. 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.
Upgrade to the latest version of Honeyd (version 1.5c-5 or later), available from the Debian Bug report logs - #496365. See References.
- Debian Bug report logs - #496365: The possibility of attack with the help of symlinks in some Debian packages .
- Honeyd Web site: Developments of the Honeyd Virtual Honeypot.
- BID-30874: Honeyd Insecure Temporary File Creation Vulnerability
- CVE-2008-3928: test.sh in Honeyd 1.5c might allow local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a temporary file.
- GLSA-200812-12: Honeyd: Insecure temporary file creation
- OSVDB ID: 47824: Honeyd test.sh Temporary File Symlink Arbitrary File Overwrite
- SA31658: Honeyd "test.sh" Insecure Temporary Files
- Gentoo Linux
- Niels Provos Honeyd 1.5c
Aug 24, 2008
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