Date: Wed, 07 Sep 2011 14:13:45 +0200 From: Jan Lieskovsky <jlieskov@...hat.com> To: "Steven M. Christey" <coley@...us.mitre.org> CC: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com, Bugs NotHugs <bugsnothugs@...il.com>, Stjepan Gros <stjepan.gros@...il.com> Subject: CVE Request -- openvas-scanner -- Insecure temporary file use by generation of an OVAL system characteristics document, when ovaldi support enabled Hello Josh, Steve, vendors, it was reported that the scanner module for the Open Vulnerability Assessment System (OpenVAS) used insecure way for creation of a temporary file, when generating OVAL system characteristics document from the knowledge base data available, with the ovaldi integrated tool enabled. A local attacker could use this flaw to conduct symlink attacks to overwrite arbitrary files on the system, accessible with the privileges of the user running the SLAD daemon and / or the ovaldi OVAL interpreter. References:  http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/fulldisclosure/2011-09/0057.html  http://secunia.com/advisories/45836/  https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=736317 Could you allocate a CVE id for this? Thank you && Regards, Jan. -- Jan iankko Lieskovsky / Red Hat Security Response Team
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