Maelstrom /tmp/f symlink attack

maelstrom-tmp-symlink (7939) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Maelstrom GPL could allow a local attacker to launch a symlink attack. Maelstrom creates the /tmp/f file insecurely. A local attacker could use this vulnerability to create a symbolic link from the /tmp/f to any file on the system and cause the targeted file to be overwritten once Maelstrom is executed.


Consequences:

File Manipulation

Remedy:

No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Sam Lantinga Maelstrom GPL 3.0.1

Reported:

Jan 20, 2002

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