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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-0525

Original release date: 01/31/2008
Last revised: 08/23/2011


PatchLink Update client for Unix, as used by Novell ZENworks Patch Management Update Agent for Linux/Unix/Mac (LUM) 6.2094 through 6.4102 and other products, allows local users to (1) truncate arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the /tmp/patchlink.tmp file used by the logtrimmer script, and (2) execute arbitrary code via a symlink attack on the /tmp/plshutdown file used by the rebootTask script.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.6 MEDIUM
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Provides unauthorized access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080125 Two vulnerabilities for PatchLink Update Client for Unix.
External Source: XF
Name: patchlinkupdate-reboottask-symlink(39958)
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.lumension.com/scripts/rightnow.cfg/php.exe/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=530
External Source: XF
Name: patchlinkupdate-logtrimmer-symlink(39956)
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-0426
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.lumension.com/scripts/rightnow.cfg/php.exe/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=528
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.lumension.com/scripts/rightnow.cfg/php.exe/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=527
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://secure-support.novell.com/KanisaPlatform/Publishing/18/3908994_f.SAL_Public.html
External Source: SREASON
Name: 3599
External Source: BID
Name: 27458
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1019272

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