CVE Vulnerabilities

CVE-2019-13228

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

Published: Jul 04, 2019 | Modified: Jul 28, 2019
CVSS 3.x
4.7
MEDIUM
Source:
NVD
CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N
CVSS 2.x
6.6 MEDIUM
AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:C/A:C
RedHat/V2
RedHat/V3
Ubuntu

deepin-clone before 1.1.3 uses a fixed path /tmp/repo.iso in the BootDoctor::fix() function to download an ISO file, and follows symlinks there. An unprivileged user can prepare a symlink attack there to create or overwrite files in arbitrary file system locations. The content is not attacker controlled. By winning a race condition to replace the /tmp/repo.iso symlink by an attacker controlled ISO file, further privilege escalation may be possible.

Weakness

The software 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
Deepin-clone Deepin * *

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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