bash-doc Insecure Temporary File Creation Vulnerabilities

The 'bash-doc' package creates temporary files in an insecure manner.

An attacker with local access could perform symbolic-link attacks, overwriting arbitrary files in the context of the affected application.

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

This issue affects bash-doc 3.2; other versions may also be affected.


 

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