Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2011 14:29:24 +0200 From: Henri Doreau <henri.doreau@...enbone.net> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Cc: "Steven M. Christey" <coley@...us.mitre.org>, Bugs NotHugs <bugsnothugs@...il.com>, Stjepan Gros <stjepan.gros@...il.com> Subject: Re: CVE Request -- openvas-scanner -- Insecure temporary file use by generation of an OVAL system characteristics document, when ovaldi support enabled 2011/9/7 Jan Lieskovsky <jlieskov@...hat.com>: > 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. Hello, I am not sure if a CVE would make sense for this issue, according to M. Wiegand's analysis posted on the openvas-devel mailing list . Regards.  http://seclists.org/openvas/2011/q3/233 -- Henri Doreau | Greenbone Networks GmbH | http://www.greenbone.net Neuer Graben 17, 49074 Osnabrueck, Germany | AG Osnabrueck, HR B 202460 Executive Directors: Lukas Grunwald, Dr. Jan-Oliver Wagner
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