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CVE-2013-1444

Published: 25 September 2013

A certain Debian patch for txt2man 1.5.5, as used in txt2man 1.5.5-2, 1.5.5-4, and others, allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on /tmp/2222.

Notes

AuthorNote
seth-arnold
"echo $post > /tmp/2222" -- looks like unsafe quoting, too.

Priority

Medium

Status

Package Release Status
txt2man
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
lucid Ignored
(end of life)
precise
Released (1.5.5-4ubuntu0.12.04.1)
quantal
Released (1.5.5-4ubuntu0.12.10.1)
raring
Released (1.5.5-4ubuntu0.13.04.1)
upstream Needed

This vulnerability is mitigated in part by the use of hardlink restrictions in Ubuntu. This vulnerability is mitigated in part by the use of symlink restrictions in Ubuntu.