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verlihub -- insecure temporary file usage and arbitrary command execution

Affected packages
verlihub < 0.9.8.d.r2_2,1


VuXML ID 58997463-e012-11dd-a765-0030843d3802
Discovery 2008-11-22
Entry 2009-01-11

securityfocus reports:

An attacker with local access could potentially exploit this issue to perform symbolic-link attacks, overwriting arbitrary files in the context of the affected application.

Successfully mounting a symlink attack may allow the attacker to delete or corrupt sensitive files, which may result in a denial of service. Other attacks may also be possible.

Verlihub is prone to a remote command-execution vulnerability because it fails to sufficiently validate user input.

Successfully exploiting this issue would allow an attacker to execute arbitrary commands on an affected computer in the context of the affected application.


Bugtraq ID 32420
Bugtraq ID 32889
CVE Name CVE-2008-5705
CVE Name CVE-2008-5706