Debian Xfig temp symlink
|xfig-temp-symlink (49600)||Medium Risk|
Debian's Xfig package could allow a local attacker to launch a symlink attack. Multiple scripts create temporary files insecurely. A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability by creating a symbolic link from a temporary file to various files on the system, which could allow the attacker to overwrite arbitrary files on the system with elevated privileges.
Apply the patch for this vulnerability (f_readeps.c), available from the Xfig Web site. See References.
- oss-security Mailing List, Wed, 1 Apr 2009 13:05:53 +0200: CVE id rquest: xfig insecure tmp files.
- Xfig Web site: Xfig Drawing Program for the X Windows System.
- BID-34328: Xfig Multiple Insecure Temporary File Creation Vulnerabilities
- CVE-2009-1962: Xfig, possibly 3.2.5, allows local users to read and write arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the (1) xfig-eps[PID], (2) xfig-pic[PID].pix, (3) xfig-pic[PID].err, (4) xfig-pcx[PID].pix, (5) xfig-xfigrc[PID], (6) xfig[PID], (7) xfig-print[PID], (8) xfig-export[PID].err, (9) xfig-batch[PID], (10) xfig-exp[PID], or (11) xfig-spell.[PID] temporary files, where [PID] is a process ID.
- MDVSA-2009:244: xfig
- MDVSA-2009:244-1: xfig
- OSVDB ID: 55235: Xfig on Debian Linux Multiple Temporary File Symlink Arbitrary File Overwrite
- SA35320: Xfig Insecure Temporary Files
- Debian Debian Linux 4.0
- Debian Debian Linux 5.0
- MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.0 X86_64
- MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.0
- MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 4.0 X86_64
- MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 4.0
- Xfig Xfig 3.2.5
Apr 01, 2009
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