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wyrd Insecure Temporary File

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Release Date:  2008-02-18    Last Update:  2008-02-26    Views:  6,801

Secunia Advisory SA29009

Where:

Local system

Impact:

Privilege escalation

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A vulnerability has been discovered in wyrd, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to perform certain actions with escalated privileges.

The vulnerability is caused due to wyrd creating a temporary file in an insecure manner. This can be exploited to overwrite arbitrary files with permissions of another user.

Successful exploitation requires that the user invokes the help function by pressing "?" within the user interface.

The vulnerability is confirmed in version 1.4.3b. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Update to version 1.4.4.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Reported in a Debian bug.

Original Advisory:
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=466382

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

Do you have additional information related to this advisory?

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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