CVE-2012-0871 Detail

Current Description

The session_link_x11_socket function in login/logind-session.c in systemd-logind in systemd, possibly 37 and earlier, allows local users to create or overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the X11 user directory in /run/user/.


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Hyperlink Resource
http://cgit.freedesktop.org/systemd/systemd/commit/?id=fc3c1c6e091ea16ad5600b145201ec535bbb5d7c
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2012-02/msg00030.html
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=747154
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=795853

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-2012-0871
NVD Published Date:
04/18/2014
NVD Last Modified:
10/30/2018
Source:
Red Hat, Inc.