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CVE-2008-4579 Detail


The (1) fence_apc and (2) fence_apc_snmp programs, as used in (a) fence 2.02.00-r1 and possibly (b) cman, when running in verbose mode, allows local users to append to arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the apclog temporary file.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  10/15/2008

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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
1.9 LOW
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) (legend)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized modification

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (09/02/2009)

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact. This issue is addressed in the cman package for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5: This issue also affects the fence package in Red Hat Cluster Suite for Enterprise Linux 4AS, a future update may address this flaw:

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source MISC External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20081013 Re: CVE Request External Source REDHAT RHSA-2009:1341 External Source REDHAT RHSA-2011:0266 External Source BID 31904 External Source UBUNTU USN-875-1 External Source VUPEN ADV-2011-0419 External Source CONFIRM External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10799 External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2008-9042

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