Bug 158996 - CAN-2005-1751 shtool insecure temporary file creation
CAN-2005-1751 shtool insecure temporary file creation
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nmap (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Harald Hoyer
impact=low,public=20050524,source=ven...
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Reported: 2005-05-27 11:25 EDT by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-05-10 09:09:09 EDT
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Description Josh Bressers 2005-05-27 11:25:02 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #158995 +++

Race condition in shtool 2.0.1 and earlier allows local users to
create or modify arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the
.shtool.$$ temporary file.
http://www.zataz.net/adviso/shtool-05252005.txt

nmap contains shtool in its source.
Comment 1 Josh Bressers 2005-05-27 11:25:25 EDT
This issue should also affect FC4
Comment 2 Karsten Hopp 2006-05-10 09:09:09 EDT
I'll release nmap-4.03-0.fc4 and nmap-4.03-0.fc5 with a fix quite soon. As we
don't support FC-3 anymore and this is only a problem during build (which you
aren't supposed to do as root) and this is a codepath which isn't used at all
during our builds, I think this can be closed for good.
Please reopen if you disagree and FC-Legacy needs to push an update, too.

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