pimd pimd.dump symlink

pimd-pimd-symlink (64528) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


pimd could allow a local attacker to launch a symlink attack. The /var/tmp/pimd.dump and /var/tmp/pimd.cache 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.


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


File Manipulation


Apply the appropriate patch for your system. See References.


Platforms Affected:

  • Bestpractical RT 3.8.8
  • pimd pimd 2.1.5


Jan 07, 2011

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