Descriptioninclude/tests_webservers in Lynis before 1.5.5 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a /tmp/lynis.*.unsorted file with an easily determined name.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitylow (attack range: local)
Debian Bugs751083

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
lynis (PTS)jessie1.6.3-1fixed
buster, sid2.6.2-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[squeeze] - lynis <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[wheezy] - lynis <no-dsa> (Minor issue)

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