Bug 1165899 (CVE-2014-4199)

Summary: CVE-2014-4199 open-vm-tools: insecure temporary file creation
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Murray McAllister <mmcallis>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
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Priority: low    
Version: unspecifiedCC: apatters, bressers, carnil, dajohnso, dclarizi, gmccullo, jhardy, jprause, jrafanie, jrusnack, jvlcek, kseifried, negativo17, obarenbo, ravindrakumar, rjones, xlecauch
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Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
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Last Closed: 2016-02-22 20:44:24 UTC Type: ---
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Bug Depends On: 1165901, 1165902, 1172833, 2189622    
Bug Blocks: 1029916, 1165903    

Description Murray McAllister 2014-11-20 01:53:45 UTC
The vm-support script created temporary files in /tmp/ insecurely. A local attacker could use this flaw to overwrite an arbitrary file, possibly leading to a denial of service.



Comment 1 Murray McAllister 2014-11-20 01:56:07 UTC
Created open-vm-tools tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1165901]
Affects: epel-6 [bug 1165902]

Comment 4 Ravindra Kumar 2015-08-04 22:53:44 UTC
This will also get fixed by rebasing open-vm-tools to 9.10.2, bug 1172833.

Comment 5 Kurt Seifried 2018-03-20 18:30:30 UTC

This issue affects the versions of open-vm-tools as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and Red Hat CloudForms 4. Red Hat Product Security has rated this issue as having Low security impact. A future update may address this issue. For additional information, refer to the Issue Severity Classification: https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/.

Comment 7 Sandipan Roy 2023-04-25 17:08:15 UTC
Errata URL: https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2015:2246