CVE Database

CVE-2008-4190

Impact: Low
Public: 2008-08-24
Bugzilla: 460425: CVE-2008-4190 openswan: Insecure auxiliary /tmp file usage (symlink attack possible)

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The IPSEC livetest tool in Openswan 2.4.12 and earlier, and 2.6.x through 2.6.16, allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files and execute arbitrary code via a symlink attack on the (1) ipseclive.conn and (2) ipsec.olts.remote.log temporary files. NOTE: in many distributions and the upstream version, this tool has been disabled.

Find out more about CVE-2008-4190 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue has been addressed via: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-0402.html

Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (openswan) RHSA-2009:0402 March 30, 2009

External References

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