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CVE-2005-2991 Detail

Description

ncompress 4.2.4 and earlier allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on temporary files using (1) zdiff or (2) zcmp, a different vulnerability than CVE-2004-0970.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  09/20/2005

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2005-2991
Original release date:
09/20/2005
Last revised:
10/17/2016
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 (08/30/2006)

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the ncompress packages as distributed with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, or 4.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=112689772732098&w=2 External Source BUGTRAQ 20050916 ncompress insecure temporary file creation
http://marc.info/?l=full-disclosure&m=112688098630314&w=2 External Source FULLDISC 20050916 ncompress insecure temporary file creation
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/12 External Source SREASON 12
http://www.zataz.net/adviso/ncompress-09052005.txt Vendor Advisory External Source MISC http://www.zataz.net/adviso/ncompress-09052005.txt

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