Sysstat Insecure Temporary File Creation Vulnerability

Sysstat creates temporary files in an insecure manner.

An attacker with local access could potentially exploit this issue to perform symlink attacks, overwriting arbitrary files in the context of applications using the affected library.

Successfully mounting a symlink attack may allow the attacker to overwrite or corrupt sensitive files, which may result in a denial of service. Other attacks may also be possible.

Sysstat 7.1.6 is reported vulnerable; other versions may be affected as well.


 

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