Bug 736317 (CVE-2011-3351) - CVE-2011-3351 openvas-scanner: Insecure temporary file use by generation of an OVAL system characteristics document, when ovaldi support enabled
Summary: CVE-2011-3351 openvas-scanner: Insecure temporary file use by generation of a...
Alias: CVE-2011-3351
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 736321 736322
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Reported: 2011-09-07 12:08 UTC by Jan Lieskovsky
Modified: 2019-09-29 12:47 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-08-21 23:49:51 UTC

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Description Jan Lieskovsky 2011-09-07 12:08:39 UTC
It was reported that the scanner module for the Open Vulnerability Assessment System (OpenVAS) used insecure way for creation of a temporary file, when generating OVAL system characteristics document from the knowledge base data available, with the ovaldi integrated tool enabled. A local attacker could use this flaw to conduct symlink attacks to overwrite arbitrary files on the system, accessible with the privileges of the user running the SLAD daemon and / or the ovaldi OVAL interpreter.

[1] http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/fulldisclosure/2011-09/0057.html
[2] http://secunia.com/advisories/45836/

Comment 1 Jan Lieskovsky 2011-09-07 12:15:08 UTC
This issue affects the versions of the openvas-scanner package, as shipped with Fedora release of 14 and 15. Please schedule an update (once final upstream patch known).


This issue affects the version of the openvas-scanner package, as present within EPEL-6 repository. Please schedule an update (once final upstream patch known).

Comment 2 Jan Lieskovsky 2011-09-07 12:16:32 UTC
CVE Request:
[3] http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/09/07/4

Comment 3 Jan Lieskovsky 2011-09-07 12:17:45 UTC
Created openvas-scanner tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: epel-6 [bug 736321]
Affects: fedora-all [bug 736322]

Comment 4 Vincent Danen 2011-09-09 23:15:01 UTC
This was assigned the name CVE-2011-3351.

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