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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
Description Last Modified:  09/18/2008

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.2 HIGH
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
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
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=498899
http://marc.info/?l=oss-security&m=122148330903513&w=2
http://marc.info/?l=oss-security&m=122152861617434&w=2
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/4274
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31184
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1020904
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2659
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=462326
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/45161

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:python_software_foundation:python:2.4.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-4108
NVD Published Date:
09/18/2008
NVD Last Modified:
08/07/2017