Mandrakelinux Advisory: ksymoopsJun 11, 2004, 03:15 (0 Talkback[s])
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Mandrakelinux Security Update Advisory
Package name: ksymoops
Geoffrey Lee discovered a problem with the ksymoops-gznm script distributed with Mandrakelinux. The script fails to do proper checking when copying a file to the /tmp directory. Because of this, a local attacker can setup a symlink to point to a file that they do not have permission to remove. The problem is difficult to exploit because someone with root privileges needs to run ksymoops on a particular module for which a symlink for the same filename already exists.
Corporate Server 2.1:
Corporate Server 2.1/x86_64:
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