Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 149923
CAN-2005-0578 Unsafe /tmp/plugtmp directory exploitable to erase user's files
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:16 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.
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
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