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CVE-2008-4191 Detail

Description

extract-table.pl in Emacspeak 26 and 28 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the extract-table.csv temporary file.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  09/24/2008

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 6.6 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 9.2
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (10/17/2008)

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=460435 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
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=496431
http://dev.gentoo.org/~rbu/security/debiantemp/emacspeak
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/10/30/2
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31241
https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=235770
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=460435
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/45237
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-October/msg00010.html
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-October/msg00012.html

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-4191
NVD Published Date:
09/24/2008
NVD Last Modified:
08/07/2017