Descriptionopenvas-scanner before 2011-09-11 creates a temporary file insecurely when generating OVAL system characteristics document with the ovaldi integrated tool enabled. A local attacker could use this flaw to conduct symlink attacks to overwrite arbitrary files on the system.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
Debian Bugs641327

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PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[squeeze] - openvas-server <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
openvas-scanner in experimental also affected according to #671327

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