Red Hat Linux "linuxconf" symlink attack
|linuxconf-symlink-gain-privileges (7232)||Medium Risk|
The linuxconf package in Red Hat Linux could allow a local attacker to launch a symlink attack. The linuxconf package creates a predictable file in the /tmp directory. A local attacker can create a symbolic link in the /tmp directory to overwrite arbitrary files and gain root access to the system. The linuxconf package is executed with root privileges.
For Red Hat Linux 5.1: Upgrade to the latest version of linuxconf (1.11r18-3rh or later), as listed in Red Hat Linux 5.1General Errata. See References.
- BugTraq Mailing List, Sat, 22 Aug 1998 20:35:42 -0500: Security concerns in linuxconf shipped w/RedHat 5.1.
- BugTraq Mailing List, Wed, 26 Aug 1998 21:41:12 +0200: [firstname.lastname@example.org: Unidentified subject!].
- Red Hat Linux 5.1 General Errata: linuxconf.
- CVE-1999-1328: linuxconf before 1.11.r11-rh3 on Red Hat Linux 5.1 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files and gain root access via a symlink attack.
- OSVDB ID: 6068: Linuxconf Symlink Arbitrary File Overwrite
- RedHat Linux 5.1
Aug 22, 1998
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