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CVE-2008-1694 Detail

Description

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

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-1694
Original release date:
04/22/2008
Last revised:
08/07/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
4.6 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.4
Exploitability Subscore:
3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
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: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2008-1694 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: http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=216880 External Source CONFIRM http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=216880
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:096 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:096
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/28857 External Source BID 28857
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1019909 External Source SECTRACK 1019909
http://www.ubuntulinux.org/support/documentation/usn/usn-607-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-607-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/1309/references External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-1309
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/1310/references External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-1310
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=208483 External Source CONFIRM https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=208483
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/41906 External Source XF xemacs-gnuemacs-vcdiff-symlink(41906)

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