Bug 156159 - Symlink vulnerability in %scriptlets
Summary: Symlink vulnerability in %scriptlets
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Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: dovecot
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: John Dennis
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2005-04-28 00:16 UTC by Enrico Scholz
Modified: 2014-01-21 22:51 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-04-28 20:05:34 UTC
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Description Enrico Scholz 2005-04-28 00:16:14 UTC
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.


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

dovecot-0.99.14-2.fc4

Comment 1 John Dennis 2005-04-28 20:05:34 UTC
fixed in dovecot-0.99.14-5.fc4

Same issue occurs in mailman, fixed there too
mailman-2.1.5-36.fc4


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