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NOTE: Other versions may also be affected.
Rating: Not critical
Impact: Privilege escalation
Where: Local system
"Bournal is a bash script that allows you to keep a personal, minimalistic, password-protected journal, log, or diary. It includes encryption, regexp searches, and a date-sorted list for editing old entries. Since Bournal is pure bash, it should be easily editable for the CLI-savvy.".
Secunia Research has discovered a security issue in Bournal, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to perform certain actions with escalated privileges.
The script uses temporary files in an insecure manner, which can be exploited to e.g. overwrite arbitrary files via symlink attacks when running the update check via the "--hack_the_gibson" parameter.
Update to version 1.4.1, which removes the vulnerable functionality.
Discovered by Secunia Research.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned CVE-2010-0118 for the security issue.
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