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CVE-2008-4936 Detail

Description

faxspool in mgetty 1.1.36 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a /tmp/faxsp.##### temporary file.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  11/05/2008

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-4936
Original release date:
11/05/2008
Last revised:
08/07/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
6.9 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
10.0
Exploitability Subscore:
3.4
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Medium
Authentication:
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 Mandriva (12/09/2008)

This issue was fixed on May 5, 2003 for all Mandriva Linux products.

Official Statement from Red Hat (11/06/2008)

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of mgetty as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, or 5, as they include patch that resolves this issue.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://bugs.debian.org/496403 External Source CONFIRM http://bugs.debian.org/496403
http://dev.gentoo.org/~rbu/security/debiantemp/mgetty-fax Exploit External Source CONFIRM http://dev.gentoo.org/~rbu/security/debiantemp/mgetty-fax
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200812-08.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-200812-08
http://uvw.ru/report.lenny.txt External Source MISC http://uvw.ru/report.lenny.txt
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/10/30/2 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20081030 CVE requests: tempfile issues for aview, mgetty, openoffice, crossfire
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/30927 External Source BID 30927
https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=235770 External Source CONFIRM https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=235770
https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=235806 External Source CONFIRM https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=235806
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/44833 External Source XF mgetty-faxspool-symlink(44833)

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:gert_doering:mgetty:1.1.36:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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