CVE Vulnerabilities

CVE-2020-15932

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

Published: Jul 24, 2020 | Modified: Aug 05, 2020
CVSS 3.x
8.8
HIGH
Source:
NVD
CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
CVSS 2.x
9 HIGH
AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C
RedHat/V2
RedHat/V3
Ubuntu

Overwolf before 0.149.2.30 mishandles Symbolic Links during updates, causing elevation of privileges.

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
Overwolf Overwolf * *

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