Vulnerability CVE-2008-5135


Published: 2008-11-18   Modified: 2012-02-12

Description:
** DISPUTED ** os-prober in os-prober 1.17 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the (1) /tmp/mounted-map or (2) /tmp/raided-map temporary file. NOTE: the vendor disputes this issue, stating "the insecure code path should only ever run inside a d-i environment, which has no non-root users."

Type:

CWE-59

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

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

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
6.2/10
10/10
1.9/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Local
High
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
Complete
Complete
Complete
Affected software
Debian -> Os-prober 

 References:
http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2008/08/msg00296.html
http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2008/08/msg00285.html

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