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Not critical

GpsDrive Multiple Insecure Temporary Files

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Release Date:  2008-08-29    Last Update:  2009-01-02    Views:  5,043

Secunia Advisory SA31694

Where:

Local system

Impact:

Privilege escalation

Solution Status:

Vendor Workaround

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Some security issues have been reported in GpsDrive, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to perform certain actions with escalated privileges.

1) The "geo-code" script handles temporary files in an insecure manner.

For more information:
SA31655

2) The "geo-nearest" script handles temporary files in an insecure manner. This can be exploited via symlink attacks to e.g. overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user running the script.

3) The "gpssmswatch" script and the "signalposreq()" function in splash.c handle temporary files in an insecure manner. This can be exploited via symlink attacks to e.g. overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user running the script or application.


Solution:
Fixed in the SVN repository.

Provided and/or discovered by:
1, 2) Reported by Dmitry E. Oboukhov in a Debian bug report.
3) Raphael Geissert

Original Advisory:
1) http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=496436
2) http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2008/08/msg00285.html
3) http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=508597

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