Bug 156159 - Symlink vulnerability in %scriptlets
Symlink vulnerability in %scriptlets
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: dovecot (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: John Dennis
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Reported: 2005-04-27 20:16 EDT by Enrico Scholz
Modified: 2014-01-21 17:51 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-04-28 16:05:34 EDT
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Description Enrico Scholz 2005-04-27 20:16:14 EDT
Description of problem:

Scriptlets contain 

| %pre
| ...
| touch /tmp/dovecot-restart-after-rpm-install

As /tmp is writable by everybody, an attacker could cause the creation of
arbitrary files. It would be better to use a directory like /var/run for such
flags as it is writable by root only.

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Comment 1 John Dennis 2005-04-28 16:05:34 EDT
fixed in dovecot-0.99.14-5.fc4

Same issue occurs in mailman, fixed there too

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