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CVE-2008-4192 Detail

Current Description

The pserver_shutdown function in fence_egenera in cman 2.20080629 and 2.20080801 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the /tmp/eglog temporary file.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  09/29/2008      View Analysis Description

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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides administrator access, Allows complete confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; 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: 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:

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM External Source MISC External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20080918 CVE Request (openswan, emacspeak, cman) External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20080923 Re: CVE Request (openswan, emacspeak, cman) External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20081030 CVE requests: tempfile issues for aview, mgetty, openoffice, crossfire External Source REDHAT RHSA-2011:0266 External Source BID 30898 External Source UBUNTU USN-875-1 Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2011-0419 External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM External Source XF cman-fenceegenera-symlink(44845) External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2008-9042

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