2007-2837 | fireflier fireflier.rules symlink (BID-24718 / XFDB-35226)

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A vulnerability was found in fireflier 1.1.6. It has been rated as problematic. Affected by this issue is some unknown functionality of the file /tmp/fireflier.rules. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-61. Impacted is integrity, and availability.

The weakness was disclosed 07/01/2007 by Steve Kemp with Debian (Website). The advisory is shared for download at debian.org. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2007-2837 since 05/24/2007. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack needs to be approached locally. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 25638 (Debian DSA-1326-1 : fireflier-server – insecure temporary files), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Debian Local Security Checks.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 24718), X-Force (35226), Secunia (SA25900), Vulnerability Center (SBV-15565) and Tenable (25638).


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Class: Privilege escalation
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Nessus ID: 25638
Nessus Name: Debian DSA-1326-1 : fireflier-server – insecure temporary files
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OpenVAS ID: 58448
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 1326-1 (fireflier-server)
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07/20/2021 +2067 days 🔍Advisory: debian.org
Researcher: Steve Kemp
Organization: Debian
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CVE: CVE-2007-2837 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 24718 – Fireflier-Server Insecure Temporary File Creation Vulnerability
Secunia: 25900 – FireFlier Insecure Use of Temporary Files, Less Critical
X-Force: 35226
Vulnerability Center: 15565 – FireFlier 1.1.6 Allows Local Files Overwrite via a Symlink Attack, Low
OSVDB: 37803 – FireFlier fireflierd (fireflier-server) /tmp/fireflier.rules Symlink Arbitrary File Overwrite

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Updated: 07/20/2021 16:31
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