CVE-2008-3356 Detail

Current Description

verifydb in Ingres 2.6, Ingres 2006 release 1 (aka 9.0.4), and Ingres 2006 release 2 (aka 9.1.0) on Linux and other Unix platforms sets the ownership or permissions of an iivdb.log file without verifying that it is the application's own log file, which allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files by creating a symlink with an iivdb.log filename.


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Evaluator Description

This vulnerability affects all platforms except VMS and Windows

Severity



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Evaluator Impact

"Exploitation of this vulnerability allows an attacker to overwrite arbitrary files owned by the "ingres" user. By itself, this vulnerability does not have very serious consequences. However, when combined with the library loading vulnerability, it allows an attacker to execute arbitrary code with root privileges. " (iDefense)

Evaluator Solution

Fixes are available for the current release of Ingres 2006 release 2 (9.1.0), for Ingres 2006 release 1 (9.0.4), and for Ingres 2.6 versions on their respective platforms. The security fixes are available and can be quickly applied with little to no anticipated impact to systems. Ingres customers with a current support contract can review the following knowledge base document for information on downloading the available fixes: http://servicedesk.ingres.com/CAisd/pdmweb.ingres?OP=SHOW_DETAIL+PERSID=KD:416012+HTMPL=kt_document_view.htmpl (ingres.com)

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Hyperlink Resource
http://labs.idefense.com/intelligence/vulnerabilities/display.php?id=731
http://securitytracker.com/id?1020613
http://www.ingres.com/support/security-alert-080108.php
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/495177/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/30512
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2292
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2313
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/44177
https://support.ca.com/irj/portal/anonymous/phpsupcontent?contentID=181989

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-264 Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-3356
NVD Published Date:
08/05/2008
NVD Last Modified:
10/11/2018
Source:
MITRE