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CVE-2007-5377 Detail

Description

The (1) tramp-make-temp-file and (2) tramp-make-tramp-temp-file functions in Tramp 2.1.10 extension for Emacs, and possibly earlier 2.1.x versions, allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on temporary files.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  10/11/2007

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-5377
Original release date:
10/11/2007
Last revised:
03/07/2011
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
6.9 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
10.0
Exploitability Subscore:
3.4
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Medium
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (10/17/2007)

Not vulnerable. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, and 4 did not include the Tramp extension with Emacs. The version of Tramp included with Emacs in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 was not vulnerable to this issue.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=194713 External Source CONFIRM http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=194713
http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2007-10/msg00132.html External Source MLIST [emacs-devel] 20071003 temp file hole?
http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2007-10/msg00158.html External Source MLIST [emacs-devel] 20071004 Re: temp file hole?
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200710-22.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-200710-22
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/26072 External Source BID 26072

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:gnu:tramp:2.1.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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