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Overview

Vulnerability Score 6.9 6.9
CVE Id CVE-2008-5157
Last Modified 21 Oct 2010 01:41:10
Published 18 Nov 2008 11:00:01
Confidentiality Impact COMPLETE COMPLETE
Integrity Impact COMPLETE COMPLETE
Availability Impact COMPLETE COMPLETE
Access Vector LOCAL
Access Complexity MEDIUM
Authentication NONE

CVE-2008-5157

Summary

tau 2.16.4 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a (1) /tmp/makefile.tau.*.##### or (2) /tmp/makefile.tau*.##### temporary file, related to the (a) tau_cxx, (b) tau_f90, and (c) tau_cc scripts.

Vulnerable Systems

Application

  • Uoregon Tau 2.16.4


References

XF - tau-multiple-scripts-symlink(46704)

BID - 32404

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

SECUNIA - 32821

MLIST - [debian-devel] 20080813 Re: Possible mass bug filing: The possibility of attack with the help of symlinks in some Debian packages

MISC - http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=506348


Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:48:43