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Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2011 14:58:33 +0200
From: Jan Lieskovsky <jlieskov@...hat.com>
To: "Steven M. Christey" <coley@...us.mitre.org>
CC: oss-security <oss-security@...ts.openwall.com>,
        Gerlof Langeveld <gerlof@...omputing.nl>
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).

References:
[1] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=622794
[2] http://secunia.com/advisories/44175/
[3] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=697848

Could you allocate a CVE id for this?

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


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