Patchlink contains a flaw that may allow a malicious local user to overwrite arbitrary files on the system. The issue is due to the script creating temporary files insecurely. It is possible for a local attacker to use a symlink attack to cause the program to unexpectedly write to, or overwrite an attacker specified file.
Currently, there are no known workarounds or upgrades to correct this issue. However, Lumension has released a patch to address this vulnerability. Check the vendor advisory or solution in the references section.
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