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CVE-2008-4953 Detail

Description

** DISPUTED ** firehol in firehol 1.256 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on (1) /tmp/.firehol-tmp-#####-*-* and (2) /tmp/firehol.conf temporary files. NOTE: the vendor disputes this vulnerability, stating that an attack "would require an attacker to create 1073741824*PID-RANGE symlinks."

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  11/05/2008

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 6.9 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.4


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://bugs.debian.org/496424
http://dev.gentoo.org/~rbu/security/debiantemp/firehol
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/10/30/2
https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=235770

Technical Details

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Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:firehol:firehol:1.256:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-4953
NVD Published Date:
11/05/2008
NVD Last Modified:
07/20/2009