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Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2012 13:07:59 +0100
From: Jan Lieskovsky <>
To: "Steven M. Christey" <>
CC:, Vasiliy Kulikov <>,
        Petr Sabata <>
Subject: CVE Request -- Multiple instances of insecure temporary file use

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).


Upstream patches:


Could you allocate a CVE identifier for this?

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

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