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Overview

Vulnerability Score 6.9 6.9
CVE Id CVE-2008-4998
Last Modified 10 Nov 2008 12:00:00
Published 07 Nov 2008 02:36:24
Confidentiality Impact COMPLETE COMPLETE
Integrity Impact COMPLETE COMPLETE
Availability Impact COMPLETE COMPLETE
Access Vector LOCAL
Access Complexity MEDIUM
Authentication NONE

CVE-2008-4998

Summary

** DISPUTED ** postinst in twiki 4.1.2 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the /tmp/twiki temporary file. NOTE: the vendor disputes this vulnerability, stating "this bug is invalid."

Vulnerable Systems

Application

  • Twiki 4.1.2


References

MISC - https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=235802

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://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=494648


Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:48:40