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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
Description Last Modified:  12/31/2004

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

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
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=107910934926062&w=2
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/9850
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/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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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2004-1808
NVD Published Date:
12/31/2004
NVD Last Modified:
07/10/2017