CVE Vulnerabilities

CVE-2007-4631

Improper Link Resolution Before File Access ('Link Following')

Published: Aug 31, 2007 | Modified: Jul 29, 2017
CVSS 3.x
N/A
Source:
NVD
CVSS 2.x
6.9 MEDIUM
AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
RedHat/V2
RedHat/V3
Ubuntu

The DataLoader::doStart function in dataloader.cpp in QGit 1.5.6 and other versions up to 2pre1 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files and execute arbitrary code via a symlink attack on temporary files with predictable filenames.

Weakness

The product attempts to access a file based on the filename, but it does not properly prevent that filename from identifying a link or shortcut that resolves to an unintended resource.

Affected Software

Name Vendor Start Version End Version
Qgit Qgit 1.5.6_2pre1 1.5.6_2pre1

Potential Mitigations

  • Follow the principle of least privilege when assigning access rights to entities in a software system.
  • Denying access to a file can prevent an attacker from replacing that file with a link to a sensitive file. Ensure good compartmentalization in the system to provide protected areas that can be trusted.

References