National Vulnerability Database

National Vulnerability Database

National Vulnerability

CVE-2004-0967 Detail

Current Description

The (1), (2) ps2epsi, (3), and (4) scripts in the ESP Ghostscript (espgs) package in Trustix Secure Linux 1.5 through 2.1, and other operating systems, allow local users to overwrite files via a symlink attack on temporary files.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  02/09/2005      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
Original release date:
Last revised:


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

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (09/07/2007)

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw. More information regarding issue severity can be found here: The risks associated with fixing this bug are greater than the low severity security risk. We therefore currently have no plans to fix this flaw in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 which is in maintenance mode.

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

By selecting these links, you will be leaving NIST webspace. We have provided these links to other web sites because they may have information that would be of interest to you. No inferences should be drawn on account of other sites being referenced, or not, from this page. There may be other web sites that are more appropriate for your purpose. NIST does not necessarily endorse the views expressed, or concur with the facts presented on these sites. Further, NIST does not endorse any commercial products that may be mentioned on these sites. Please address comments about this page to

Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source SCO SCOSA-2006.19 External Source SCO SCOSA-2006.23 External Source CONFIRM External Source REDHAT RHSA-2005:081 Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source BID 11285 External Source TRUSTIX 2004-0050 External Source XF script-temporary-file-overwrite(17583) External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10284 External Source UBUNTU USN-3-1

References to Check Content

Check System:

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Change History 6 change records found - show changes