Bug 927430 - (CVE-2013-2561) CVE-2013-2561 ibutils: insecure handling of files in the /tmp directory
CVE-2013-2561 ibutils: insecure handling of files in the /tmp directory
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 958569 1012222
Blocks: 927433 974906
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Reported: 2013-03-25 17:45 EDT by Vincent Danen
Modified: 2016-04-07 07:23 EDT (History)
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Description Vincent Danen 2013-03-25 17:45:52 EDT
It was reported [1] that ibutils 1.5.7 suffered from a flaw due to improper handling of files in the /tmp directory.  This makes ibutils vulnerable to symlink attacks, which could be used to overwrite arbitrary files on the system.

[1] http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2013/Mar/87
Comment 1 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2013-03-26 02:08:37 EDT
This issue has been assigned CVE-2013-1894 via:

Comment 2 Vincent Danen 2013-03-26 10:49:34 EDT
This was actually assigned CVE-2013-2561 before the above assignment:


CVE-2013-1894 needs to be rejected.
Comment 5 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2013-03-27 00:21:53 EDT

Comment 6 errata-xmlrpc 2013-11-21 16:35:56 EST
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2013:1661 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-1661.html

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