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CVE-2008-4936 Detail


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

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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
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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 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 External Source CONFIRM Exploit External Source CONFIRM External Source GENTOO GLSA-200812-08 External Source MISC External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20081030 CVE requests: tempfile issues for aview, mgetty, openoffice, crossfire External Source BID 30927 External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM External Source XF mgetty-faxspool-symlink(44833)

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