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Overview

Vulnerability Score 6.9 6.9
CVE Id CVE-2008-4476
Last Modified 08 Sep 2009 12:00:00
Published 07 Oct 2008 05:11:38
Confidentiality Impact COMPLETE COMPLETE
Integrity Impact COMPLETE COMPLETE
Availability Impact COMPLETE COMPLETE
Access Vector LOCAL
Access Complexity MEDIUM
Authentication NONE

CVE-2008-4476

Summary

sympa.pl in sympa 5.3.4 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the /tmp/sympa_aliases.$$ temporary file. NOTE: wwsympa.fcgi was also reported, but the issue occurred in a dead function, so it is not a vulnerability.

Vulnerable Systems

Application

  • Sympa 5.3.4


References

CONFIRM - https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=235770

XF - sympa-sympa-symlink(44499)

BID - 30727

MLIST - [oss-security] 20081030 CVE requests: tempfile issues for aview, mgetty, openoffice, crossfire

MISC - http://uvw.ru/report.lenny.txt

SECUNIA - 31458

MLIST - [debian-devel] 20080812 Re: Possible mass bug filing: The possibility of attack with the help of symlinks in some Debian packages

CONFIRM - http://dev.gentoo.org/~rbu/security/debiantemp/sympa

CONFIRM - http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=494969

CONFIRM - http://bugs.debian.org/496405


Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:48:30