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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2004-0967

Original release date: 02/09/2005
Last revised: 08/21/2010
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The (1) pj-gs.sh, (2) ps2epsi, (3) pv.sh, and (4) sysvlp.sh scripts in the ESP Ghostscript (espgs) package in Trustix Secure Linux 1.5 through 2.1, and other operating systems, allow local users to overwrite files via a symlink attack on temporary files.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.2 (HIGH) (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (09/07/2007)
Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=140074 The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw. More information regarding issue severity can be found here: http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/ The risks associated with fixing this bug are greater than the low severity security risk. We therefore currently have no plans to fix this flaw in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 which is in maintenance mode.

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External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 16997
Type: Advisory
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10284
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=136321
External Source: TRUSTIX
Name: 2004-0050
External Source: SCO
Name: SCOSA-2006.19
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2005:081
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 17135
Type: Advisory
External Source: SCO
Name: SCOSA-2006.23
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-3-1
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 20056
Type: Advisory
External Source: BID
Name: 11285
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 19799
Type: Advisory
External Source: XF
Name: script-temporary-file-overwrite(17583)
Type: Advisory

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10284
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Technical Details

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