Bug 62055 - A /tmp race condition leads to root
A /tmp race condition leads to root
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: logwatch (Show other bugs)
7.2
All Linux
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Assigned To: Elliot Lee
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Reported: 2002-03-26 21:03 EST by Spybreak
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-03-27 10:17:06 EST
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Description Spybreak 2002-03-26 21:03:35 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.78 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.7-10 i686)

Description of problem:
On a system running LogWatch, a local user is able to gain
unauthorized root access, due to a race condition during
the temporary directory creation.



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How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
Exploit available	

Additional info:
Comment 1 Elliot Lee 2002-03-27 10:17:02 EST
Please send details to security@redhat.com (and reference this bug #)
Comment 2 Elliot Lee 2002-04-15 12:06:14 EDT
errata fixed this

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