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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-3931

Original release date: 09/04/2008
Last revised: 08/20/2009
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

javareconf in R 2.7.2 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on temporary files.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.9 (MEDIUM) (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.4
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: BID
Name: 30878
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=235822
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=235770
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31647
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://dev.gentoo.org/~rbu/security/debiantemp/r-base-core-ra
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://dev.gentoo.org/~rbu/security/debiantemp/r-base-core
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=496363
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20081030 CVE requests: tempfile issues for aview, mgetty, openoffice, crossfire
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:198
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31996
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200809-13
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugs.debian.org/496418
External Source: XF
Name: r-javareconf-symlink(44736)

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