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Nessus "adduser" Race Condition Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2004-07-22    Last Update:  2005-02-15    Views:  17,047

Secunia Advisory SA12127

Where:

Local system

Impact:

Privilege escalation

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Cyrille Barthelemy has reported a vulnerability in Nessus, potentially allowing malicious users to escalate their privileges.

The problem is caused by a race condition in "nessus-adduser" if the user hasn't specified the environment variable "TMPDIR".

This has been reported to affect version 2.0.11. Prior versions may also be affected.


Solution:
This has been fixed in version 2.0.12.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Cyrille Barthelemy

Original Advisory:
http://www.nessus.org/nessus_2_0.html

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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Please provide information about patches, mitigating factors, new versions, exploits, faulty patches, links, and other relevant data by posting comments to this Advisory. You can also send this information to vuln@secunia.com

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