tac_plus creates insecure accounting files

tacplus-insecure-accounting-files (8061) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

TACACS+, or tac_plus creates files specified by the 'account file=' directive with world-writable permissions. This could allow a local attacker to modify or delete files created with the 'account file=' directive.


Consequences:

File Manipulation

Remedy:

No remedy available as of July 1, 2014.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Cisco TACACS+ F4.0.4alpha

Reported:

Jan 30, 2002

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