Vulnerability CVE-2018-19044


Published: 2018-11-08

Description:
keepalived 2.0.8 didn't check for pathnames with symlinks when writing data to a temporary file upon a call to PrintData or PrintStats. This allowed local users to overwrite arbitrary files if fs.protected_symlinks is set to 0, as demonstrated by a symlink from /tmp/keepalived.data or /tmp/keepalived.stats to /etc/passwd.

 References:
https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1015141
https://github.com/acassen/keepalived/commit/04f2d32871bb3b11d7dc024039952f2fe2750306
https://github.com/acassen/keepalived/issues/1048

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