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CVE-2008-4953 Detail

Current 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
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

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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

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: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