CVE-2017-8108

Source
Severity High
Remote No
Type Arbitrary file overwrite
Description
Michael Scherer discovered that some Lynis tests reuse the same temporary file. As some tests remove the temporary file, this might give an attacker the possibility to perform a link following attack. While timing must be perfect, there is a very small time window in which the attack can recreate the temporary file and symlink it to another resource, like a file. In this case data may be overwritten, or possibly executed.
Group Package Affected Fixed Severity Status Ticket
AVG-278 lynis 2.4.9-1 2.5.0-1 High Fixed FS#54067
Date Advisory Group Package Severity Description
22 May 2017 ASA-201705-20 AVG-278 lynis High arbitrary file overwrite
References
https://cisofy.com/security/cve/cve-2017-8108/