An insecure temporary file usage has been reported in Honeyd, possibly leading to symlink attacks.
|Package||net-analyzer/honeyd on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 1.5c-r1|
|Unaffected versions||>= 1.5c-r1|
Honeyd is a small daemon that creates virtual hosts on a network.
Dmitry E. Oboukhov reported an insecure temporary file usage within the "test.sh" script.
A local attacker could perform symlink attacks and overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user running the application.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Honeyd users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-analyzer/honeyd-1.5c-r1"
December 12, 2008
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