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.


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Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement fromRed 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
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=240576
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/10/13/3
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/10/16/1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-875-1
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/45953

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-59 Improper Link Resolution Before File Access ('Link Following') cwe source acceptance level NIST  
NVD-CWE-noinfo Insufficient Information cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-4580
NVD Published Date:
10/15/2008
NVD Last Modified:
08/07/2017
Source:
Red Hat, Inc.