9750 : Net-Acct Insecure Temporary File Creation
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Timeline

Disclosure Date
2004-09-07

Description

Net-Acct contains a flaw that may allow a local malicious user to perform a symlink attack using a temporary file (/tmp/nacctd.write.[pid]) created with the rite_list and dump_curr_list functions. The issue is triggered when a local malicious user creates a specially crafted temporary file and creates a symlink to an arbitrary file. It is possible that the flaw may allow arbitrary code execution resulting in a loss of integrity.

Classification

Location: Local Access Required
Attack Type: Input Manipulation
Impact: Loss of Integrity
Exploit: Exploit Public

Solution

Currently, there are no known workarounds or upgrades to correct this issue. However, the Net-Acct team has released a patch to address this vulnerability.

Products

Net-Acct
Net-Acct
0.6
0.7
0.71

References

Tools & Filters

15657

Credit

  • Stefan Nordhausen - nordhausinformatik.hu-berlin.de -

CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 2.1
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2005-06-15 | Disagree?

Access_vector_0 Access_complexity_2 Authentication_2 Confidentiality_impact_0 Integrity_impact_1 Availability_impact_0

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