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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-1078

Original release date: 02/28/2008
Last revised: 01/10/2009
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

expn in the am-utils and net-fs packages for Gentoo, rPath Linux, and other distributions, allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the expn[PID] temporary file. NOTE: this is the same issue as CVE-2003-0308.1.

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 (03/04/2008)
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 HatEnterprise Linux. For more information please see the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=435420

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External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-10755
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 29187
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 33400
Type: Advisory
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080228 rPSA-2008-0088-1 am-utils
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2255
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 29144
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 29694
Type: Advisory
External Source: BID
Name: 28044
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=210158
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0088
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200804-09

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