A security issue has been reported in Caudium, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to perform certain actions with escalated privileges.
The security issue is caused due to the "configvar" script creating temporary files in an insecure manner. This can be exploited to overwrite arbitrary files with escalated privileges via symlink attacks.
The security issue is reported in version 1.4.12. Other versions may also be affected.
Solution: Restrict local access to trusted users only.
Provided and/or discovered by: Reported by Dmitry E. Oboukhov in a Debian bug report.
Original Advisory: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=496404
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 email@example.com