Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2017 10:41:48 -0400 From: Adam Shannon <adamkshannon@...il.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Fw: Security risk of vim swap files metasploit has had such a check available for a while now. https://github.com/rapid7/metasploit-framework/blob/master/modules/auxiliary/scanner/http/backup_file.rb On Tue, Oct 31, 2017 at 9:50 AM, Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> wrote: > On Tue, Oct 31, 2017 at 02:35:59PM +0100, Jakub Wilk wrote: > > There's another problem with vim swapfiles. > > > > If you edit a file directly in /tmp, vim will happily read a swapfile > > that were planted there by somebody else. Local users could exploit this > > for denial of service (or maybe worse if there are any swapfile parsing > > bugs...). > > > > Is that a bug in vim? Or is it a user error to edit file directly in > > /tmp? > > Almost all manual uses of /tmp are user errors, yet we could want to > harden programs to make such misuses less risky. > > > In the latter case, we should fix at least vipe(1) and vidir(1) from > > moreutils; and run-mailcap(1). > > Alexander >
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