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CVE-2008-1694 Detail


vcdiff in Emacs 20.7 to 22.1.50, when used with SCCS, allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on temporary files.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  04/22/2008

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Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides unauthorized access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (05/01/2008)

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw. More information regarding issue severity can be found here:

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source CONFIRM External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:096 External Source BID 28857 External Source SECTRACK 1019909 External Source UBUNTU USN-607-1 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-1309 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-1310 External Source CONFIRM External Source XF xemacs-gnuemacs-vcdiff-symlink(41906)

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