Public Date:
998227: CVE-2013-4260 ansible: predictible filename used for failed result in world writable directory

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

lib/ansible/playbook/ in Ansible 1.2.x before 1.2.3, when playbook does not run due to an error, allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a retry file with a predictable name in /var/tmp/ansible/.

Find out more about CVE-2013-4260 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 3.6
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat would like to thank Michael Scherer for reporting this issue.