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Bug 248750 - Virtualbox symlink attack (CVE requested)
Summary: Virtualbox symlink attack (CVE requested)
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 245958
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Vulnerabilities (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High minor (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: B3 [ebuild]
Depends on:
Blocks: debian-tempfile
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Reported: 2008-11-25 09:01 UTC by Stefan Behte (RETIRED)
Modified: 2008-11-25 11:37 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Stefan Behte (RETIRED) gentoo-dev Security 2008-11-25 09:01:25 UTC
VirtualBox 2.0.6
- Linux/Solaris/Darwin hosts: verify permissions in /tmp/vbox-$USER-ipc

These changes match that description:

VirtualBox uses /tmp/vbox-$USER-ipc to store a socket and a lock
file. The lock file is truncated after a simple open call. AFAICS
creating /tmp/vbox-$USER-ipc before the victim starts VirtualBox
could therefore be exploited to create files as the victim or
truncate files of the victim.
Comment 1 Robert Buchholz (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-11-25 11:37:04 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 245958 ***