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Overview

Vulnerability Score 6.9 6.9
CVE Id CVE-2008-4949
Last Modified 26 Aug 2009 01:17:17
Published 05 Nov 2008 10:00:15
Confidentiality Impact COMPLETE COMPLETE
Integrity Impact COMPLETE COMPLETE
Availability Impact COMPLETE COMPLETE
Access Vector LOCAL
Access Complexity MEDIUM
Authentication NONE

CVE-2008-4949

Summary

dist 3.5 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on (a) /tmp/cil#####, (b) /tmp/pdo#####, and (c) /tmp/pdn##### temporary files, related to the (1) patcil and (2) patdiff scripts.

Vulnerable Systems

Application

  • Manoj Srivastava Dist 3.5


References

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

XF - dist-file-symlink(44818)

BID - 30908

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

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

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

CONFIRM - http://bugs.debian.org/496412


Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:48:40