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CVE-2008-0525 Detail

Current Description

PatchLink Update client for Unix, as used by Novell ZENworks Patch Management Update Agent for Linux/Unix/Mac (LUM) 6.2094 through 6.4102 and other products, allows local users to (1) truncate arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the /tmp/patchlink.tmp file used by the logtrimmer script, and (2) execute arbitrary code via a symlink attack on the /tmp/plshutdown file used by the rebootTask script.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  01/31/2008
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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

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Hyperlink Resource
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/3599
http://support.lumension.com/scripts/rightnow.cfg/php.exe/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=527
http://support.lumension.com/scripts/rightnow.cfg/php.exe/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=528
http://support.lumension.com/scripts/rightnow.cfg/php.exe/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=530
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/487103/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/27458
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1019272
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/0426 Vendor Advisory
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/39956
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/39958
https://secure-support.novell.com/KanisaPlatform/Publishing/18/3908994_f.SAL_Public.html

Technical Details

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-0525
NVD Published Date:
01/31/2008
NVD Last Modified:
10/15/2018