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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
Description Last Modified:  04/22/2008

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

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/

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=216880
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:096
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/28857
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1019909
http://www.ubuntulinux.org/support/documentation/usn/usn-607-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/1309/references
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/1310/references
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=208483
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/41906

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-1694
NVD Published Date:
04/22/2008
NVD Last Modified:
08/07/2017