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CVE-2008-1078 Detail

Current Description

expn in the am-utils and net-fs packages for Gentoo, rPath Linux, and other distributions, allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the expn[PID] temporary file. NOTE: this is the same issue as CVE-2003-0308.1.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  02/28/2008
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.2 HIGH
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Provides administrator access
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (03/04/2008)

The risks associated with fixing this bug are greater than the low severity security risk.We therefore currently have no plans to fix this flaw in Red HatEnterprise Linux. For more information please see the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=435420

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Hyperlink Resource
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=210158 Exploit
http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0088
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200804-09.xml
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/488931/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/28044
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2255
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2009-January/msg00273.html

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-1078
NVD Published Date:
02/28/2008
NVD Last Modified:
10/11/2018