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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      Last Modified:  12/08/2008

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-5394
Original release date:
12/08/2008
Last revised:
09/28/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.2 HIGH
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
10.0
Exploitability Subscore:
3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides administrator access, Allows complete confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; 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 Type Source Name
http://bugs.debian.org/332198 External Source CONFIRM http://bugs.debian.org/332198
http://bugs.debian.org/505071 External Source CONFIRM http://bugs.debian.org/505071
http://bugs.debian.org/505271 External Source CONFIRM http://bugs.debian.org/505271
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200903-24.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-200903-24
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/4695 External Source SREASON 4695
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2009:062 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2009:062
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/498769/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20081130 /bin/login gives root to group utmp
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/32552 External Source BID 32552
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-695-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-695-1
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/47037 External Source XF debian-login-symlink(47037)
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/7313 External Source EXPLOIT-DB 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:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Denotes Vulnerable Software
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