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CVE-2008-4937 Detail

Description

senddoc in OpenOffice.org (OOo) 2.4.1 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a /tmp/log.obr.##### temporary file.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  11/05/2008

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-4937
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:
2.6 LOW
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
4.9
Exploitability Subscore:
1.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity:
High
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

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

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of OpenOffice.org as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, or 5.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://bugs.debian.org/496361 External Source CONFIRM http://bugs.debian.org/496361
http://dev.gentoo.org/~rbu/security/debiantemp/openoffice.org-common Exploit External Source CONFIRM http://dev.gentoo.org/~rbu/security/debiantemp/openoffice.org-common
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200812-13.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-200812-13
http://uvw.ru/report.lenny.txt External Source MISC http://uvw.ru/report.lenny.txt
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2009:070 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2009:070
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/30925 External Source BID 30925
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-677-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-677-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-677-2 External Source UBUNTU USN-677-2
https://bugs.gentoo.org/235824 External Source CONFIRM https://bugs.gentoo.org/235824
https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=235770 External Source CONFIRM https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=235770
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/44829 External Source XF openoffice-senddoc-symlink(44829)

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:openoffice:openoffice.org:2.4.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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