Vulnerability CVE-2008-1078


Published: 2008-02-28   Modified: 2012-02-12

Description:
expn in the am-utils and net-fs packages for Gentoo, rPath Linux, and other distributions, allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the expn[PID] temporary file. NOTE: this is the same issue as CVE-2003-0308.1.

Type:

CWE-59

(Improper Link Resolution Before File Access ('Link Following'))

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

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
7.2/10
10/10
3.9/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Local
Low
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
Complete
Complete
Complete
Affected software
Rpath -> Rpath linux 
Gentoo -> Linux 

 References:
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=210158
http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0088
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200804-09.xml
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/488931/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/28044
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2255
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2009-January/msg00273.html

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