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cfengine -- arbitrary file overwriting vulnerability


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.



portaudit: cfengine -- arbitrary file overwriting vulnerability

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