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gzip Hard Link Attack

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1169

Race condition in gzip 1.2.4 1.3.3 and earlier when decompressing a gzipped file allows local users to modify permissions of arbitrary files via a hard link attack on a file while it is being decompressed whose permissions are changed by gzip after the decompression is complete.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2005-0988
Product(s):
  • gzip