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CVE-2012-2451

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Overview

The Config::IniFiles module before 2.71 for Perl creates temporary files with predictable names, which allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third party information. NOTE: it has been reported that this might only be exploitable by writing in the same directory as the .ini file. If this is the case, then this issue might not cross privilege boundaries.

Related Files

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1543-1
Posted Aug 21, 2012
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 1543-1 - It was discovered that the perl Config::IniFiles module created temporary files in an unsafe manner. A local user with write access to the directory containing a configuration file that Config-IniFiles manipulates could exploit this to overwrite arbitrary files.

tags | advisory, arbitrary, local, perl
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2012-2451
MD5 | 143d435ee10b2a3edbadb11a09f869ea
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201208-05
Posted Aug 15, 2012
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201208-5 - An insecure temporary file usage has been reported in the Perl Config-IniFiles module, possibly allowing symlink attacks. Versions below 2.710.0 are affected.

tags | advisory, perl
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2012-2451
MD5 | 839c4b0674c414683b044d56b5f91739
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