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CVE-2004-1808 Detail

Description

Extcompose in metamail does not verify the output file before writing to it, which allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  12/31/2004

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2004-1808
Original release date:
12/31/2004
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 (06/01/2009)

The Red Hat Security Response Team rated this issue as having low security impact. This issue affected Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 but due to the low severity will not be fixed. metamail was not shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, or 5.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=107910934926062&w=2 External Source BUGTRAQ 20040312 Metamail 'extcompose' script Symlink Vulnerability
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/9850 External Source BID 9850
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/15460 External Source XF metamail-extcompose-symlink(15460)

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:metamail_corporation:metamail:2.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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