Bug 1165899 (CVE-2014-4199) - CVE-2014-4199 open-vm-tools: insecure temporary file creation
Summary: CVE-2014-4199 open-vm-tools: insecure temporary file creation
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Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Alias: CVE-2014-4199
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
low
low
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1165901 1165902 1172833 2189622
Blocks: 1029916 1165903
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Reported: 2014-11-20 01:53 UTC by Murray McAllister
Modified: 2023-04-25 17:08 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2016-02-22 20:44:24 UTC
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Description Murray McAllister 2014-11-20 01:53:45 UTC
The vm-support script created temporary files in /tmp/ insecurely. A local attacker could use this flaw to overwrite an arbitrary file, possibly leading to a denial of service.

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http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2014/Aug/71

Comment 1 Murray McAllister 2014-11-20 01:56:07 UTC
Created open-vm-tools tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1165901]
Affects: epel-6 [bug 1165902]

Comment 4 Ravindra Kumar 2015-08-04 22:53:44 UTC
This will also get fixed by rebasing open-vm-tools to 9.10.2, bug 1172833.

Comment 5 Kurt Seifried 2018-03-20 18:30:30 UTC
Statement:

This issue affects the versions of open-vm-tools as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and Red Hat CloudForms 4. Red Hat Product Security has rated this issue as having Low security impact. A future update may address this issue. For additional information, refer to the Issue Severity Classification: https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/.

Comment 7 Sandipan Roy 2023-04-25 17:08:15 UTC
Errata URL: https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2015:2246


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