BRU /tmp file symlink attack

bru-tmp-file-symlink (8003) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


BRU (The Backup and Restore Utility) could allow a local attacker to launch a symlink attack, caused by various shell scripts that create easily predictable file names in the /tmp directory. A local attacker could create a symbolic link from a file in the /tmp directory to an arbitrary file on the system to overwrite the file with elevated privileges once the affected script is executed.


File Manipulation


Upgrade to the latest version of BRU ( or later), available from The TOLIS Group, Inc.'s Web site. See References.


Platforms Affected:

  • TOLIS Group BRU 17.0


Jan 26, 2002

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