70305 : pimd Multiple Temporary File Symlink Arbitrary File Overwrite
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Timeline

Disclosure Date
2011-01-07

Description

pimd contains a flaw that may allow a malicious local user to overwrite arbitrary files on the system. The issue is due to the '/var/tmp/pimd.dump' and '/var/tmp/pimd.cache' files 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.

Classification

Location: Local Access Required
Attack Type: Input Manipulation
Impact: Loss of Integrity
Solution: Patch / RCS
Exploit: Exploit Unknown
Disclosure: Uncoordinated Disclosure

Solution

Currently, there are no known workarounds or upgrades to correct this issue. However, an unknown person has released a patch to address this vulnerability. Check the Openwall advisory in the references section.

Products

Joachim Nilsson
pimd
2.1.5

References

Credit

CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 3.3
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2011-01-11 | Disagree?

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