Vulnerability CVE-2008-3524


Published: 2008-09-29   Modified: 2012-02-12

Description:
rc.sysinit in initscripts before 8.76.3-1 on Fedora 9 and other Linux platforms allows local users to delete arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a file or directory under (1) /var/lock or (2) /var/run.

Type:

CWE-59

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

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

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
4.7/10
6.9/10
3.4/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Local
Medium
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
None
None
Complete
Affected software
Redhat -> Initscripts 
Redhat -> Fedora 

 References:
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-September/msg01135.html
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2857
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=458652
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=458504
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/45402
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31385
http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0318
http://secunia.com/advisories/32037

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