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CVE-2004-0233 Detail

Current Description

Utempter allows device names that contain .. (dot dot) directory traversal sequences, which allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on device names in combination with an application that trusts the utmp or wtmp files.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 2.1 LOW
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


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

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Hyperlink Resource
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200405-05.xml
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-77-1000752.1-1
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2004:031
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2004-174.html Patch Vendor Advisory
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2004-175.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/10178 Exploit Patch Vendor Advisory
http://www.slackware.com/security/viewer.php?l=slackware-security&y=2004&m=slackware-security.404389
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/15904
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10115
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A979

Technical Details

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Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:sgi:propack:2.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:sgi:propack:3.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:utempter:utempter:0.5.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:utempter:utempter:0.5.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Configuration 2 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:slackware:slackware_linux:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:slackware:slackware_linux:9.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2004-0233
NVD Published Date:
08/18/2004
NVD Last Modified:
10/10/2017