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Overview

Vulnerability Score 6.9 6.9
CVE Id CVE-2008-4973
Last Modified 15 Sep 2009 01:19:52
Published 06 Nov 2008 10:55:51
Confidentiality Impact COMPLETE COMPLETE
Integrity Impact COMPLETE COMPLETE
Availability Impact COMPLETE COMPLETE
Access Vector LOCAL
Access Complexity MEDIUM
Authentication NONE

CVE-2008-4973

Summary

i2myspell in myspell 3.1 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on (1) /tmp/i2my#####.1 and (2) /tmp/i2my#####.2 temporary files.

Vulnerable Systems

Application

  • Debian Myspell 3.1


References

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

XF - myspell-i2myspell-symlink(44830)

BID - 30929

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/myspell-tools

CONFIRM - http://bugs.debian.org/496392


Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:48:40