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Globus Toolkit Multiple Vulnerabilities

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Release Date:  2006-08-16    Last Update:  2006-08-25    Views:  8,494

Secunia Advisory SA21516

Where:

Local system

Impact:

Exposure of sensitive information, Privilege escalation

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Some vulnerabilities have been reported in the Globus Toolkit, which potentially can be exploited by malicious, local users to disclose sensitive information or perform certain actions with escalated privileges.

1) A race condition exists in the grid-proxy-init tool between opening the proxy credential file and verifying it's permissions before writing into it. This may be exploited to gain knowledge of sensitive information.

2) Various applications of the Globus Toolkit create temporary files insecurely in the "/tmp" directory. This can be exploited via symlink attacks to create or overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user running the applications.


Solution:
Update to version 3.2.1 or 4.0.2.

Provided and/or discovered by:
1) Benjamin Bennett, Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
2) Alex Lambert, NCSA

Original Advisory:
http://www.globus.org/mail_archive/security-announce/2006/08/msg00000.html
http://www.globus.org/mail_archive/security-announce/2006/08/msg00001.html

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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