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Bournal Insecure Temporary Files Security Issue

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Release Date:  2010-02-22    Views:  2,444

Secunia Advisory SA38554

Where:

Local system

Impact:

Privilege escalation

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Secunia Research has discovered a security issue in Bournal, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to perform certain actions with escalated privileges.

The script uses temporary files in an insecure manner, which can be exploited to e.g. overwrite arbitrary files via symlink attacks when running the update check via the "--hack_the_gibson" parameter.


Solution:
Update to version 1.4.1, which removes the vulnerable functionality.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Secunia Research

Original Advisory:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2010-6/

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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