Mike Salvatore (mikesalvatore)

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Detects when world-writable files are created in a specified directory

This tool monitors a directory of your choosing (usually /tmp) in real time. If any world-writable files or directories are created in the monitored directory, a notification is sent via the syslog protocol to a syslog server of your choosing.

This tool is not intended to detect any kind of malware or intrusion. Rather, it is a vulnerability research tool which alerts a researcher of potential symlink race or TOCTOU vulnerabilities as the researcher goes about their daily activities. In this way, the researcher takes a passive approach to discovering symlink race or TOCTOU vulnerabilities, rather than a more active approach (e.g. code audits.)

For more information, see https://github.com/mssalvatore/owwatcher.

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Last updated
29 December 2019

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