Bug 710462 (CVE-2011-2185) - CVE-2011-2185 fabric: Use of insecure temporary file by uploading templates and projects to remote hosts
Summary: CVE-2011-2185 fabric: Use of insecure temporary file by uploading templates a...
Alias: CVE-2011-2185
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Depends On: 710465
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Reported: 2011-06-03 13:18 UTC by Jan Lieskovsky
Modified: 2019-09-29 12:45 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2016-06-10 22:23:11 UTC

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Description Jan Lieskovsky 2011-06-03 13:18:46 UTC
It was found that fabric, a simple Pythonic remote deployment tool,
used insecure way for creation of temporary files, when uploading
template text files and project files to a remote system. A local attacker
could use this flaw to conduct symlink attacks to upload sensitive
information to remote host or to overwrite certain local system files.

[1] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=629003

Comment 1 Jan Lieskovsky 2011-06-03 13:23:38 UTC
CVE Request:
[2] http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/06/03/5

Comment 2 Jan Lieskovsky 2011-06-03 13:24:19 UTC
This issue affects the versions of the fabric package, as shipped with
Fedora release of 13, 14, and 15. Please schedule an update, once final
upstream patch known.

Comment 3 Jan Lieskovsky 2011-06-03 13:25:26 UTC
Created fabric tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 710465]

Comment 4 Jan Lieskovsky 2011-06-07 09:15:04 UTC
The CVE identifier of CVE-2011-2185 has been assigned to this issue:

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