Xtell log symlink

xtell-log-symlink (8314) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

The Xtell package could allow a local attacker to launch a symlink attack. A local attacker can create a symbolic link to the '.xtell-log' file to overwrite arbitrary files on the system.


Consequences:

File Manipulation

Remedy:

For Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 (potato):
Upgrade to the latest version of xtell (1.91.1 or later), as listed in DSA 121-1. See References.

For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for upgrade or patch information.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Debian Debian Linux 2.2
  • Xtell Xtell 2.6.1

Reported:

Feb 27, 2002

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