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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
Description Last Modified:  01/16/2007

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.6 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Provides unauthorized access
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
http://fedoranews.org/cms/node/2449
http://fedoranews.org/cms/node/2450
http://freshmeat.net/projects/ed/?branch_id=17855&release_id=240890
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2007:023
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/22129
http://www.trustix.org/errata/2007/0005
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/4573
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/30374
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

Denotes Vulnerable Software
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-6939
NVD Published Date:
01/16/2007
NVD Last Modified:
07/28/2017