Bug 1076049 (CVE-2014-2387) - CVE-2014-2387 pen: insecure temporary file use flaws
Summary: CVE-2014-2387 pen: insecure temporary file use flaws
Alias: CVE-2014-2387
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Depends On: 1076050 1076051
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Reported: 2014-03-13 12:37 UTC by Murray McAllister
Modified: 2019-09-29 13:14 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2019-06-08 02:31:57 UTC

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Description Murray McAllister 2014-03-13 12:37:24 UTC
Steve Kemp reported two temporary file issues in pen, a load balancer for "simple" TCP based protocols such as HTTP and SMTP.

The first is the use of "/tmp/webfile.html" when requesting web stats.

The second is the use of "/tmp/penctl.cgi" in the penctl.cgi CGI script.

A local attacker could use these flaws to perform symbolic link attacks.

Original report: https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=741370

CVE request: http://seclists.org/oss-sec/2014/q1/566

Comment 1 Murray McAllister 2014-03-13 12:38:54 UTC
Created pen tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1076050]
Affects: epel-all [bug 1076051]

Comment 2 Murray McAllister 2014-03-14 01:48:37 UTC
MITRE assigned CVE-2014-2387 to these issues:


Comment 4 Product Security DevOps Team 2019-06-08 02:31:57 UTC
This CVE Bugzilla entry is for community support informational purposes only as it does not affect a package in a commercially supported Red Hat product. Refer to the dependent bugs for status of those individual community products.

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