Vulnerability CVE-2002-0435


Published: 2002-07-26   Modified: 2012-02-12

Description:
Race condition in the recursive (1) directory deletion and (2) directory move in GNU File Utilities (fileutils) 4.1 and earlier allows local users to delete directories as the user running fileutils by moving a low-level directory to a higher level as it is being deleted, which causes fileutils to chdir to a ".." directory that is higher than expected, possibly up to the root file system.

CVSS2 => (AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
1.2/10
2.9/10
1.9/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Local
High
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
None
Partial
None
Affected software
GNU -> Fileutils 

 References:
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/4266
http://www.iss.net/security_center/static/8432.php
ftp://ftp.caldera.com/pub/security/OpenLinux/CSSA-2002-018.1.txt
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/260936
http://mail.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-fileutils/2002-03/msg00028.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2003-016.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2003-015.html
http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/security/2002/MDKSA-2002-031.php

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