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CVE-2008-4579 Detail

Description

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
Description Last Modified:  10/15/2008

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 1.9 LOW
Vector: (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.4


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): None
Additional Information:
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: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1337.html This issue also affects the fence package in Red Hat Cluster Suite for Enterprise Linux 4AS, a future update may address this flaw: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2008-4579

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Hyperlink Resource
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=240576
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/10/13/3
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-1341.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2011-0266.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31904
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-875-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2011/0419
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=467386
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10799
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-October/msg00666.html

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10799
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10799

Technical Details

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-4579
NVD Published Date:
10/15/2008
NVD Last Modified:
09/28/2017