Firewall Builder temp file symlink

firewallbuilder-temp-symlink (53392) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Firewall Builder could allow a local attacker to launch a symlink attack. Temporary files are created 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.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 3.3
  Access Vector: Local
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 2.9
  Exploitability: High
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

File Manipulation

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Firewall Builder (3.0.7 or later), available from the NetCitadel Web site. See References.

References:

  • Firewall Builder Blog: Firewall Builder v3.0.7 Released.
  • NetCitadel Web site: Firewall Builder.
  • BID-36468: NetCitadel Firewall Builder Script Generation Insecure Temporary File Creation Vulnerability
  • CVE-2009-4664: Firewall Builder 3.0.4, 3.0.5, and 3.0.6, when running on Linux, allows local users to gain privileges via a symlink attack on an unspecified temporary file that is created by the iptables script.
  • OSVDB ID: 58247: Firewall Builder iptables Script Temporary File Symlink Arbitrary File Overwrite
  • SA36809: Firewall Builder Insecure Temporary Files
  • VUPEN/ADV-2010-0389: Firewall Builder Iptables Script Insecure Temporary File Vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • NetCitadel Firewall Builder 3.0.4
  • NetCitadel Firewall Builder 3.0.5
  • NetCitadel Firewall Builder 3.0.6

Reported:

Sep 18, 2009

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