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CVE-2008-4108 Detail

Description

Tools/faqwiz/move-faqwiz.sh (aka the generic FAQ wizard moving tool) in Python 2.4.5 might allow local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a tmp$RANDOM.tmp temporary file. NOTE: there may not be common usage scenarios in which tmp$RANDOM.tmp is located in an untrusted directory.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  09/18/2008

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-4108
Original release date:
09/18/2008
Last revised:
08/07/2017
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:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (03/13/2009)

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of python as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, or 5.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=498899 External Source CONFIRM http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=498899
http://marc.info/?l=oss-security&m=122148330903513&w=2 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20080915 CVE Request (python)
http://marc.info/?l=oss-security&m=122152861617434&w=2 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20080916 Re: CVE Request (python)
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/4274 External Source SREASON 4274
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31184 External Source BID 31184
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1020904 External Source SECTRACK 1020904
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2659 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-2659
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=462326 External Source CONFIRM https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=462326
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/45161 External Source XF python-movefaqwiz-symlink(45161)

Technical Details

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