Descriptionlibqb before 1.0.5 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack, because it uses predictable filenames (under /dev/shm and /tmp) without O_EXCL.
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 severitymedium (attack range: local)
Debian Bugs927159

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
libqb (PTS)jessie0.11.1-2vulnerable
bullseye, sid, buster1.0.5-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs

Regression fix:
Neutralised by kernel hardening

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