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Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2012 09:36:43 -0700
From: Kurt Seifried <>
CC: Jan Lieskovsky <>,
        "Steven M. Christey" <>,
        Vasiliy Kulikov <>,
        Petr Sabata <>
Subject: Re: CVE Request -- Multiple instances of insecure
 temporary file use

On 02/27/2012 05:07 AM, Jan Lieskovsky wrote:
> Hello Kurt, Steve, vendors,
>   multiple instances (by checking for ATM technology support, checking
> for Xtables
> extension support, checking for setns() system call support, and in
> dhcp-client-script example script) of insecure temporary file use were
> found
> in iproute. A local attacker could use this flaw to conduct symbolic link
> attacks (modify or remove files via specially-crafted link names).
> References:
> [1]
> Upstream patches:
> [2]
> [3]
> Could you allocate a CVE identifier for this?
> Thank you && Regards, Jan.
> -- 
> Jan iankko Lieskovsky / Red Hat Security Response Team

Please use CVE-2012-1088 for these issues (same codebase/same
discoverer/same issue type/same version so merging).

Kurt Seifried Red Hat Security Response Team (SRT)

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