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Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2011 14:58:33 +0200
From: Jan Lieskovsky <>
To: "Steven M. Christey" <>
CC: oss-security <>,
        Gerlof Langeveld <>
Subject: CVE Request -- atop: Symlink attacks via process accounting file

Hello Josh, Steve, vendors,

   atop v1.23 and earlier created process accounting file (/tmp/atop.d/atop.acct)
in an insecure way. A local attacker could use this flaw to conduct symlink
attacks (e.g. overwrite arbitrary system files).


Could you allocate a CVE id for this?

Thanks && Regards, Jan.
Jan iankko Lieskovsky / Red Hat Security Response Team

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