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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      Last Modified:  02/28/2008      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-1078
Original release date:
02/28/2008
Last revised:
01/10/2009
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.2 HIGH
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
10.0
Exploitability Subscore:
3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides administrator access, Allows complete confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; 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 Type Source Name
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=210158 Exploit External Source CONFIRM http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=210158
http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0088 External Source CONFIRM http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0088
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200804-09.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-200804-09
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/488931/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20080228 rPSA-2008-0088-1 am-utils
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/28044 External Source BID 28044
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2255 External Source CONFIRM https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2255
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2009-January/msg00273.html External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2008-10755

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