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CVE-2008-5374 Detail

Description

bash-doc 3.2 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a /tmp/cb#####.? temporary file, related to the (1) aliasconv.sh, (2) aliasconv.bash, and (3) cshtobash scripts.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  12/08/2008

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-5374
Original release date:
12/08/2008
Last revised:
04/18/2013
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
6.9 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
10.0
Exploitability Subscore:
3.4
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Medium
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (12/10/2008)

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2008-5374 The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw. More information regarding issue severity can be found here: http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2008/08/msg00347.html External Source MLIST [debian-devel] 20080813 Re: Possible mass bug filing: The possibility of attack with the help of symlinks in some Debian packages
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201210-05.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-201210-05
http://uvw.ru/report.sid.txt External Source MISC http://uvw.ru/report.sid.txt
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2010:004 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2010:004
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2011-0261.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2011:0261
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2011-1073.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2011:1073
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/32733 External Source BID 32733
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2011/0414 External Source VUPEN ADV-2011-0414

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:matthias_klose:bash-doc:3.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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