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Overview

Vulnerability Score 6.9 6.9
CVE Id CVE-2008-4832
Last Modified 30 Oct 2012 11:06:04
Published 17 Nov 2008 06:30:00
Confidentiality Impact COMPLETE COMPLETE
Integrity Impact COMPLETE COMPLETE
Availability Impact COMPLETE COMPLETE
Access Vector LOCAL
Access Complexity MEDIUM
Authentication NONE

CVE-2008-4832

Summary

rc.sysinit in initscripts 8.12-8.21 and 8.56.15-0.1 on rPath allows local users to delete arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a directory under (1) /var/lock or (2) /var/run. NOTE: this issue exists because of a race condition in an incorrect fix for CVE-2008-3524. NOTE: exploitation may require an unusual scenario in which rc.sysinit is executed other than at boot time.

Vulnerable Systems

Application

  • Rpath Initscripts 8.12-8.21

  • Rpath Initscripts 8.56.15-0.1


References

CONFIRM - https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2857

XF - rpath-initscripts-rcsysinit-symlink(46700)

CONFIRM - http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0318

SECUNIA - 32710


Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:49:46