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CVE-2008-4949 Detail

Current Description

dist 3.5 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on (a) /tmp/cil#####, (b) /tmp/pdo#####, and (c) /tmp/pdn##### temporary files, related to the (1) patcil and (2) patdiff scripts.

Source:  MITRE
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score: N/A
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Hyperlink Resource
http://bugs.debian.org/496412
http://dev.gentoo.org/~rbu/security/debiantemp/dist Exploit
http://uvw.ru/report.lenny.txt
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/10/30/2
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/30908
https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=235770
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/44818

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-59 Improper Link Resolution Before File Access ('Link Following') NIST  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:manoj_srivastava:dist:3.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-4949
NVD Published Date:
11/05/2008
NVD Last Modified:
08/07/2017