Vulnerability CVE-2005-0988


Published: 2005-05-02   Modified: 2012-02-12

Description:
Race condition in gzip 1.2.4, 1.3.3, and earlier, when decompressing a gzipped file, allows local users to modify permissions of arbitrary files via a hard link attack on a file while it is being decompressed, whose permissions are changed by gzip after the decompression is complete.

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

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
3.7/10
6.4/10
1.9/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Local
High
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
Partial
Partial
Partial
Affected software
Ubuntu -> Ubuntu linux 
Turbolinux -> Turbolinux appliance server 
Turbolinux -> Turbolinux desktop 
Turbolinux -> Turbolinux home 
Turbolinux -> Turbolinux server 
Turbolinux -> Turbolinux workstation 
Trustix -> Secure linux 
Redhat -> Enterprise linux 
Redhat -> Enterprise linux desktop 
Redhat -> Linux advanced workstation 
GNU -> GZIP 
Gentoo -> Linux 
Freebsd -> Freebsd 

 References:
ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/updates/UnixWare/SCOSA-2005.58/SCOSA-2005.58.txt
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2006//Aug/msg00000.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-357.html
http://slackware.com/security/viewer.php?l=slackware-security&y=2006&m=slackware-security.555852
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-101816-1
http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-752
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/394965
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/12996
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/19289
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA06-214A.html
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/3101
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10242
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A1169
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A765

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