Insecure tempfile handling Vulnerability in TWiki - Sep08

Published: 2008-11-11 08:14:20
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Impact:
Successful attack could lead to rewriting some system file.

Affected Versions:
TWiki Version 4.1.2.

Technical Details:
Local users can overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the /tmp/twiki temporary file.

Recommendations:
Upgrade TWiki to higher version.

Summary:
The host is running TWiki which is prone to Insecure temp file handling Vulnerability.

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Remote Banner

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-4998

References:

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/10/30/2
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=494648

Search
Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
6.9

You never have to pay for a vulnerability scanning and management software again.

Tired of paying a subscription 'per asset' or 'per IP'? Well you can officially cancel your current subscription. Mageni provides a free, open source and enterprise-ready vulnerability scanning and management platform which helps you to find, prioritize, remediate and manage your vulnerabilities. It is free and always will be.