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CVE-2004-0996 Detail

Description

main.c in cscope 15-4 and 15-5 creates temporary files with predictable filenames, which allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  01/10/2005

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2004-0996
Original release date:
01/10/2005
Last revised:
07/10/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
2.1 LOW
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
2.9
Exploitability Subscore:
3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized modification

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (04/09/2009)

Not vulnerable. cscope packages shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5 contain a backported patch since their first release.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=306172 External Source CONFIRM http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=306172
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce//2007/Jul/msg00004.html External Source APPLE APPLE-SA-2007-07-31
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=110133485519690&w=2 External Source BUGTRAQ 20041124 STG Security Advisory: [SSA-20041122-09] cscope insecure temp file creation vulnerability
http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-610 Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source DEBIAN DSA-610
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200412-11.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-200412-11
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/381443 External Source BUGTRAQ 20041117 RX171104 Cscope v15.5 and minors - symlink vulnerability - advisory, exploit and patch.
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/381506 External Source BUGTRAQ 20041118 Re: RX171104 Cscope v15.5 and minors - symlink vulnerability - advisory, exploit and patch.
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/381611 External Source BUGTRAQ 20041118 Re: RX171104 Cscope v15.5 and minors - symlink vulnerability - advisory, exploit and patch.
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/11697 Exploit; Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source BID 11697
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/25159 External Source BID 25159
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/2732 External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-2732
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/18125 External Source XF cscope-tmp-race-condition(18125)

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