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CVE-2005-1038 Detail

Description

crontab in Vixie cron 4.1, when running with the -e option, allows local users to read the cron files of other users by changing the file being edited to a symlink. NOTE: there is insufficient information to know whether this is a duplicate of CVE-2001-0235.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  05/02/2005

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2005-1038
Original release date:
05/02/2005
Last revised:
10/10/2017
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:P/I:N/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 disclosure of information

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.

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
ftp://patches.sgi.com/support/free/security/advisories/20060401-01-U External Source SGI 20060401-01-U
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2006-118.htm External Source CONFIRM http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2006-118.htm
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2007_007_suse.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2007:007
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2005-361.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2005:361
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2006-0117.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2006:0117
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/395093 Exploit; Vendor Advisory External Source BUGTRAQ 20050406 crontab from vixie-cron allows read other users crontabs
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/13024 Patch External Source BID 13024
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A11104 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11104

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11104
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11104

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