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Improper Link Resolution Before File Access ('Link Following')


Severity Low
Score 1.2/10


The errorExitIfAttackViaString function in Tunnelblick 3.3beta20 and earlier allows local users to delete arbitrary files by constructing a (1) symlink or (2) hard link, a different vulnerability than CVE-2012-3485.

  • HIGH
  • NONE
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CWE-59 - Improper Link Resolution Before File Access

'Improper link resolution before file access' occurs when software accesses a file resource but fails to verify that the file isn't a link or shortcut to another file. An attacker can potentially gain access to arbitrary files and from there the impact can vary, depending on the application, from sensitive data exposure to remote code execution.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published