CVE-2008-4190 Detail

Current Description

The IPSEC livetest tool in Openswan 2.4.12 and earlier, and 2.6.x through 2.6.16, allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files and execute arbitrary code via a symlink attack on the (1) ipseclive.conn and (2) ipsec.olts.remote.log temporary files. NOTE: in many distributions and the upstream version, this tool has been disabled.


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Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (03/30/2009)

This issue has been addressed via: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-0402.html

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Hyperlink Resource
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=496374 Patch 
http://dev.gentoo.org/~rbu/security/debiantemp/openswan
http://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1760 Patch 
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/10/30/2
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-0402.html Patch 
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/501624/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/501640/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31243 Patch 
https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=235770
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=460425
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/45250
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10078
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/9135

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-59 Improper Link Resolution Before File Access ('Link Following') cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-4190
NVD Published Date:
09/24/2008
NVD Last Modified:
07/29/2019
Source:
MITRE