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CVE-2006-0055 Detail

Description

The ispell_op function in ee on FreeBSD 4.10 to 6.0 uses predictable filenames and does not confirm which file is being written, which allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack when ee invokes ispell.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  01/11/2006

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

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Hyperlink Resource
ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/CERT/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-06:02.ee.asc
http://securitytracker.com/id?1015469
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/16207 Patch
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/24074

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:o:freebsd:freebsd:4.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:freebsd:freebsd:4.10:release:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:freebsd:freebsd:4.10:release_p8:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:freebsd:freebsd:4.10:releng:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:freebsd:freebsd:4.11:release_p3:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:freebsd:freebsd:4.11:releng:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:freebsd:freebsd:4.11:stable:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:freebsd:freebsd:5.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:freebsd:freebsd:5.0:alpha:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:freebsd:freebsd:5.0:release_p14:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:freebsd:freebsd:5.0:releng:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:freebsd:freebsd:5.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:freebsd:freebsd:5.1:alpha:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:freebsd:freebsd:5.1:release:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:freebsd:freebsd:5.1:release_p5:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:freebsd:freebsd:5.1:releng:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:freebsd:freebsd:5.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:freebsd:freebsd:5.2.1:release:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:freebsd:freebsd:5.2.1:releng:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:freebsd:freebsd:5.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:freebsd:freebsd:5.3:release:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:freebsd:freebsd:5.3:releng:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:freebsd:freebsd:5.3:stable:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:freebsd:freebsd:5.4:pre-release:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:freebsd:freebsd:5.4:release:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:freebsd:freebsd:5.4:releng:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:freebsd:freebsd:6.0:release:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:freebsd:freebsd:6.0:stable:*:*:*:*:*:*

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-0055
NVD Published Date:
01/11/2006
NVD Last Modified:
07/19/2017