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CVE-2002-0435 Detail

Current Description

Race condition in the recursive (1) directory deletion and (2) directory move in GNU File Utilities (fileutils) 4.1 and earlier allows local users to delete directories as the user running fileutils by moving a low-level directory to a higher level as it is being deleted, which causes fileutils to chdir to a ".." directory that is higher than expected, possibly up to the root file system.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 1.2 LOW
Vector: (AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 1.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): High
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): None
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized modification

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Hyperlink Resource
ftp://ftp.caldera.com/pub/security/OpenLinux/CSSA-2002-018.1.txt Patch Vendor Advisory
http://mail.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-fileutils/2002-03/msg00028.html
http://www.iss.net/security_center/static/8432.php Patch Vendor Advisory
http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/security/2002/MDKSA-2002-031.php
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2003-015.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2003-016.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/260936 Vendor Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/4266 Patch Vendor Advisory

Technical Details

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Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:gnu:fileutils:4.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:gnu:fileutils:4.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:gnu:fileutils:4.1.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2002-0435
NVD Published Date:
07/26/2002
NVD Last Modified:
09/05/2008