Maelstrom /tmp/f symlink attack
|maelstrom-tmp-symlink (7939)||Medium Risk|
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.
No remedy available as of December 1, 2013.
- BugTraq Mailing List, Sun Jan 20 2002 - 03:16:30 CST: Maelstrom 1.4.3 abartity file overwrite.
- Maelstrom Web site: Maelstrom 3.0.
- BID-3911: Maelstrom Insecure Symbolic Link Vulnerability
- CVE-2002-0141: Maelstrom GPL 3.0.1 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files of other Maelstrom users via a symlink attack on the /tmp/f file.
- OSVDB ID: 10621: Maelstrom GPL Symlink File Overwrite
- Sam Lantinga Maelstrom GPL 3.0.1
Jan 20, 2002
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