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CVE-2008-5394 Detail

Description

/bin/login in shadow 4.0.18.1 in Debian GNU/Linux, and probably other Linux distributions, allows local users in the utmp group to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a temporary file referenced in a line (aka ut_line) field in a utmp entry.

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

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.2 HIGH
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
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 (12/18/2008)

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of the util-linux packages (providing /bin/login), as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4 or 5.

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Hyperlink Resource
http://bugs.debian.org/332198
http://bugs.debian.org/505071
http://bugs.debian.org/505271
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200903-24.xml
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/4695
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2009:062
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/498769/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/32552
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-695-1
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/47037
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/7313

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:debian:shadow:4.0.18.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-5394
NVD Published Date:
12/08/2008
NVD Last Modified:
09/28/2017