Vulnerability CVE-2008-5034


Published: 2008-11-10   Modified: 2012-02-13

Description:
** DISPUTED ** master-filter in printfilters-ppd 2.13 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the /tmp/filter.debug temporary file. NOTE: the vendor disputes this vulnerability, stating 'this package does not have " possibility of attack with the help of symlinks"'.

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
A mennucc1 -> Printfilters-ppd 

 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/printfilters-ppd
http://bugs.debian.org/496417

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