77972 : virtualenv virtualenv.py Temporary Files Symlink Arbitrary File Overwrite
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Timeline

Disclosure Date
2010-07-25

Description

virtualenv contains a flaw that may allow a malicious local user to overwrite arbitrary files on the system. The issue is due to the virtualenv.py script creating temporary files insecurely. It is possible for a local attacker to use a symlink attack to cause the program to unexpectedly write to, or overwrite an attacker specified file.

Classification

Location: Local Access Required
Attack Type: Input Manipulation
Impact: Loss of Integrity
Solution: Upgrade
Exploit: Exploit Unknown
Disclosure: Vendor Verified

Solution

Upgrade to version 1.5 or higher, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds.

Products

Unknown or Incomplete

References

Credit

Unknown or Incomplete

CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 1.2
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2012-01-02 | Disagree?

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