Red Hat Storage Server 2.0 limits.conf link following

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A vulnerability was found in Red Hat Storage Server 2.0. It has been classified as problematic. Affected is an unknown code of the file limits.conf. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a link following vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-59. The software attempts to access a file based on the filename, but it does not properly prevent that filename from identifying a link or shortcut that resolves to an unintended resource. This is going to have an impact on integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Red Hat Storage 2.0 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the (1) e, (2) local-bricks.list, (3) bricks.err, or (4) limits.conf files in /tmp.

The weakness was disclosed 10/04/2013 as Bug 986516 as not defined bug report (Bugzilla). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2013-4157. The exploitability is told to be easy. Local access is required to approach this attack. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. Technical details are known, but there is no available exploit.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 78970 (RHEL 6 : Red Hat Storage 2.0 (RHSA-2013:1205)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Red Hat Local Security Checks.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (78970).





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.1
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.1

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Class: Link following
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 78970
Nessus Name: RHEL 6 : Red Hat Storage 2.0 (RHSA-2013:1205)
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06/12/2013 🔍
09/05/2013 +85 days 🔍
09/17/2013 +12 days 🔍
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11/08/2014 +400 days 🔍
03/24/2015 +136 days 🔍
01/08/2022 +2482 days 🔍



Advisory: Bug 986516
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2013-4157 (🔍)
Vulnerability Center: 41524 - Red Hat Storage Server 2.0 Multiple Insecure Temporary File Creation Vulnerabilities, Medium
SecurityFocus: 62970


Created: 03/24/2015 03:54 PM
Updated: 01/08/2022 11:16 AM
Changes: 03/24/2015 03:54 PM (58), 05/11/2017 08:49 AM (2), 01/08/2022 11:09 AM (3), 01/08/2022 11:16 AM (2)
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