Timeline :

Vulnerability discovered by Eric Romang the 2005-05-22
Vendor notified the 2005-05-22
Vulnerability disclosure the 2005-06-06

Reference(s) :

CVE-2005-1878
OSVDB-17109

Affected version(s) :

GIPTables Firewall before or equal to v1.1

Description :

GIPTables Firewall 1.1 and earlier allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the temp.ip.addresses temporary file.