Vulnerability CVE-2008-4950


Published: 2008-11-05   Modified: 2012-02-13

Description:
** DISPUTED ** gccross in dpkg-cross 2.3.0 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the tmp/gccross2.log temporary file. NOTE: the vendor disputes this vulnerability, stating that "There is no sense in this bug - the script ... is called under specific cross-building environments within a chroot."

Type:

CWE-59

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

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

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
6.9/10
10/10
3.4/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Local
Medium
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
Complete
Complete
Complete
Affected software
Debian -> Dpkg-cross 

 References:
https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=235770
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/10/30/2
http://dev.gentoo.org/~rbu/security/debiantemp/dpkg-cross
http://bugs.debian.org/496413

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