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cfengine -- arbitrary file overwriting vulnerability

Affected packages
cfengine < 2.1.6_1
0 < cfengine2


VuXML ID 8688d5cd-328c-11da-a263-0001020eed82
Discovery 2005-10-01
Entry 2005-10-01
Modified 2005-10-07

A Debian Security Advisory reports:

Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña discovered several insecure temporary file uses in cfengine, a tool for configuring and maintaining networked machines, that can be exploited by a symlink attack to overwrite arbitrary files owned by the user executing cfengine, which is probably root.


Bugtraq ID 14994
CVE Name CVE-2005-2960