Security for Java Runtime
(Last modified: 09OCT2003)
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The weakness is based on a symlink race condition in a shell script. The script writes to a file in the /tmp directory, thereby allowing a local attacker to overwrite arbitrary files on the system if the attacker can place a symlink within a narrow timewindow. The resulting vulnerability allows a local attacker to gain root privileges.
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