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CVE-2004-1377 Detail


The (1) fixps (aka and (2) psmandup (aka scripts in a2ps before 4.13 allow local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on temporary files.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  12/27/2004

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

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (03/14/2007)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name Patch External Source GENTOO GLSA-200501-02 Patch External Source BID 12108 Patch External Source BID 12109 External Source CONFIRM External Source XF gnu-a2ps-fixpsin-symlink(18671) External Source XF gnu-a2ps-psmanupin-symlink(18672)

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