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CVE-2004-0217 Detail


The LiveUpdate capability ( in Symantec AntiVirus Scan Engine 4.0 and 4.3 for Red Hat Linux allows local users to create or append to arbitrary files via a symlink attack on /tmp/LiveUpdate.log.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  04/15/2004

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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
3.7 LOW
(AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
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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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source BUGTRAQ 20040216 Possible race condition in Symantec AntiVirus Scan Engine for Red Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source BID 9662 External Source XF symantec-scanengine-race-condition(15215)

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