Openswan livetest symlink
|openswan-livetest-symlink (45250)||Medium Risk|
Openswan could allow a local attacker to launch a symlink attack. The livetest tool creates temporary files insecurely. 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.
Apply the appropriate patch for your system. See References.
- Debian Bug report logs - #496374: The possibility of attack with the help of symlinks in some Debian packages.
- Dmitry E. Oboukhov Advisory: Package: openswan.
- Openswan Web site: Openswan.
- Red Hat Bugzilla Bug 460425: openswan: Insecure auxiliary /tmp file usage (symlink attack possible).
- BID-31243: Openswan IPsec Livetest Insecure Temporary File Creation Vulnerability
- CVE-2008-4190: The IPSEC livetest tool in Openswan 2.4.12 and earlier, and 2.6.x through 2.6.16, allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files and execute arbitrary code via a symlink attack on the (1) ipseclive.conn and (2) ipsec.olts.remote.log temporary files. NOTE: in many distributions and the upstream version, this tool has been disabled.
- DSA-1760: openswan -- denial of service
- GLSA-200903-18: Openswan: Insecure temporary file creation
- RHSA-2009-0402: Important: openswan security update
- Debian Debian Linux 4.0
- Debian Debian Linux 5.0
- Gentoo Linux
- Open Source Openswan 1.0.4
- Open Source Openswan 1.0.5
- Open Source Openswan 1.0.6
- Open Source Openswan 1.0.7
- Open Source Openswan 1.0.8
- Open Source Openswan 1.0.9
- Open Source Openswan 2.1.1
- Open Source Openswan 2.1.2
- Open Source Openswan 2.1.4
- Open Source Openswan 2.1.5
- Open Source Openswan 2.1.6
- Open Source Openswan 2.2.0
- Open Source Openswan 2.3
- Open Source Openswan 2.3.1
- Open Source Openswan 2.4
- Open Source Openswan 2.4.2
- Open Source Openswan 2.4.4
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 5
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 5.3.z EUS
- RedHat Enterprise Linux Long Life 5.3
Aug 24, 2008
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