Bug 149923 - CAN-2005-0578 Unsafe /tmp/plugtmp directory exploitable to erase user's files
CAN-2005-0578 Unsafe /tmp/plugtmp directory exploitable to erase user's files
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: firefox (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Christopher Aillon
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Reported: 2005-02-28 15:42 EST by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-03-01 14:02:04 EST
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Description Josh Bressers 2005-02-28 15:42:06 EST
A predictable name is used for the plugin temporary directory. A malicious local
user could symlink this to the victim's home directory and wait for the victim
to run Firefox. When Firefox shuts down the victim's directory would be erased.

Comment 1 Josh Bressers 2005-03-01 14:02:04 EST
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


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