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Overview

Vulnerability Score 6.9 6.9
CVE Id CVE-2008-4953
Last Modified 20 Jul 2009 12:00:00
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-2008-4953

Summary

** DISPUTED ** firehol in firehol 1.256 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on (1) /tmp/.firehol-tmp-#####-*-* and (2) /tmp/firehol.conf temporary files. NOTE: the vendor disputes this vulnerability, stating that an attack "would require an attacker to create 1073741824*PID-RANGE symlinks."

Vulnerable Systems

Application

  • Firehol 1.256


References

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

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

MISC - http://dev.gentoo.org/~rbu/security/debiantemp/firehol

MISC - http://bugs.debian.org/496424


Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:48:40