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CVE-2008-4580 Detail

Current Description

fence_manual, as used in fence 2.02.00-r1 and possibly cman, allows local users to modify arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the fence_manual.fifo temporary file.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  10/15/2008      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.2 HIGH
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
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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 (11/12/2009)

Manual fencing agent is documented to only be provided for testing purposes and should not be used in production environments. Therefore, there is no plan to fix this flaw in Red Hat Cluster Suite for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, and in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source MISC External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20081013 Re: CVE Request External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20081016 Re: CVE Request External Source UBUNTU USN-875-1 External Source XF fence-fencemanual-symlink(45953)

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