Maelstrom /tmp/f symlink attack

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


File Manipulation


No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.


Platforms Affected:

  • Sam Lantinga Maelstrom GPL 3.0.1


Jan 20, 2002

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