CVE Vulnerabilities

CVE-2011-0441

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

Published: Mar 29, 2011 | Modified: Nov 07, 2023
CVSS 3.x
N/A
Source:
NVD
CVSS 2.x
6.3 MEDIUM
AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:C/A:C
RedHat/V2
RedHat/V3
Ubuntu

The Debian GNU/Linux /etc/cron.d/php5 cron job for PHP 5.3.5 allows local users to delete arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a directory under /var/lib/php5/.

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
Php Php 5.3.5 5.3.5

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.

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