Python move-faqwiz.sh symlink
|python-movefaqwiz-symlink (45161)||Medium Risk|
Python could allow a local attacker to launch a symlink attack. The move-faqwiz.sh script creates temporary files insecurely. A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability by creating a symbolic link from a temporary file to other various files on the system, which would allow the attacker to overwrite arbitrary files on the system with elevated privileges.
No remedy available as of July 1, 2014.
- Debian Bug report logs - #498899: Unsecure use of temporary file.
- Python Web site: Python Programming Language.
- Red Hat Bugzilla Bug 462326: CVE-2008-4108 python: Generic FAQ wizard moving tool insecure auxiliary /tmp file usage (symlink attack possible).
- BID-31184: Python 'move-faqwiz.sh' Insecure Temporary File Creation Vulnerability
- CVE-2008-4108: Tools/faqwiz/move-faqwiz.sh (aka the generic FAQ wizard moving tool) in Python 2.4.5 might allow local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a tmp$RANDOM.tmp temporary file. NOTE: there may not be common usage scenarios in which tmp$RANDOM.tmp is located in an untrusted directory.
- OSVDB ID: 49562: Python Tools/faqwiz/move-faqwiz.sh tmp$RANDOM.tmp File Symlink Arbitrary File Overwrite
- SECTRACK ID: 1020904: Python 'move-faqwiz.sh' Uses Unsafe Temporary Files That Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
- Python Python 2.3.4
- Python Python 2.3.5
- Python Python 2.3.6
- Python Python 2.4
- Python Python 2.4.1
- Python Python 2.4.2
- Python Python 2.4.3
- Python Python 2.4.4
- Python Python 2.4.4 r14
- Python Python 2.4.5
Sep 14, 2008
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