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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 1:18 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200509-21 ] Hylafax: Insecure temporary file creation Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Hylafax: Insecure temporary file creation in xferfaxstats script (GLSA 200509-21)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: local
Date: September 30, 2005
Updated: May 22, 2006
Bug(s): #106882
ID: 200509-21

Synopsis

Hylafax is vulnerable to linking attacks, potentially allowing a local user to overwrite arbitrary files.

Background

Hylafax is a client-server fax package for class 1 and 2 fax modems.

Affected Packages

Package: net-misc/hylafax
Vulnerable: < 4.2.2
Unaffected: >= 4.2.0-r3 < 4.2.1
Unaffected: >= 4.2.1-r2 < 4.2.2
Unaffected: >= 4.2.2
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Javier Fernandez-Sanguino has discovered that xferfaxstats cron script supplied by Hylafax insecurely creates temporary files with predictable filenames.

Impact

A local attacker could create symbolic links in the temporary file directory, pointing to a valid file somewhere on the filesystem. When the xferfaxstats script of Hylafax is executed, this would result in the file being overwritten with the rights of the user running the script, which typically is the root user.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Hylafax users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose net-misc/hylafax


References

Original bug report
CVE-2005-3069


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