Plait temporary file symlink
|plait-file-symlink (44786)||Medium Risk|
Plait could allow a local attacker to launch a symlink attack. The plaiter and plait scripts create insecure temporary files. 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 Plait (1.6 or later), available from SourceForge.net: Files. See References.
- Debian Bug report logs - #496381: The possibility of attack with the help of symlinks in some Debian packages.
- SourceForge.net: Files: Plait (play) command-line jukebox, File Release Notes and Changelog, Release Name: 1.6.
- BID-30928: Plait Insecure Temporary File Creation Vulnerability
- CVE-2008-4085: plaiter in Plait before 1.6 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on (1) cut.$$, (2) head.$$, (3) awk.$$, and (4) ps.$$ temporary files in /tmp/.
- OSVDB ID: 47868: Plait Multiple Script Temporary File Symlink Arbitrary File Overwrite
- SA31617: Plait Insecure Temporary Files
- Plait Plait 1.0
- Plait Plait 1.1
- Plait Plait 1.2
- Plait Plait 1.3
- Plait Plait 1.4
- Plait Plait 1.4.1
- Plait Plait 1.4.2
- Plait Plait 1.5
- Plait Plait 1.5.1
- Plait Plait 1.5.2
Aug 24, 2008
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