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CVE-2006-6939 Detail

Description

GNU ed before 0.3 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on temporary files, possibly in the open_sbuf function.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  01/16/2007

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-6939
Original release date:
01/16/2007
Last revised:
07/28/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
4.6 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.4
Exploitability Subscore:
3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides unauthorized access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (01/18/2007)

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=223072 The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://fedoranews.org/cms/node/2449 External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2007-099
http://fedoranews.org/cms/node/2450 External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2007-100
http://freshmeat.net/projects/ed/?branch_id=17855&release_id=240890 External Source CONFIRM http://freshmeat.net/projects/ed/?branch_id=17855&release_id=240890
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2007:023 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2007:023
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/22129 External Source BID 22129
http://www.trustix.org/errata/2007/0005 External Source TRUSTIX 2007-0005
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/4573 External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-4573
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/30374 External Source XF gnued-opensbuf-symlink(30374)
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-962 External Source CONFIRM https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-962

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:gnu:ed:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*    versions up to (including) 0.2

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