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CVE-2008-5377 Detail

Description

pstopdf in CUPS 1.3.8 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the /tmp/pstopdf.log temporary file, a different vulnerability than CVE-2001-1333.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  12/08/2008

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:
Provides administrator access
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (01/21/2009)

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of CUPS as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, or 5. Affected script is not part of the upstream CUPS distribution, but rather an addition used by Debian-based distributions (and possibly others). CUPS packages as shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 also provide pstopdf filter. However, that filter is different from the one used in Debian-based distributions, and is unaffected by this flaw. Additionally, all filters used by CUPS on all versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux are run under an unprivileged "lp" user, making the root privilege escalation mentioned in the published exploit impossible.

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Hyperlink Resource
http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2008/08/msg00347.html
http://uvw.ru/report.sid.txt Exploit
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/7550

Technical Details

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Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
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cpe:2.3:a:apple:cups:1.3.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-5377
NVD Published Date:
12/08/2008
NVD Last Modified:
09/28/2017