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CVE-2009-1214 Detail

Description

GNU screen 4.0.3 creates the /tmp/screen-exchange temporary file with world-readable permissions, which might allow local users to obtain sensitive session information.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  04/01/2009

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-1214
Original release date:
04/01/2009
Last revised:
08/16/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
4.9 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:N/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.9
Exploitability Subscore:
3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (04/02/2009)

Red Hat does not consider this to be a security issue. Affected file is supposed to be used to exchange information between local system users, therefore open permissions are intentional.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=521123 External Source CONFIRM http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=521123
http://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?25296 External Source MISC http://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?25296
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/03/25/7 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20090325 CVE request -- zsh, XFree86-xfs/xorg-x11-xfs, screen
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/34521 External Source BID 34521
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/screen/+bug/315993 External Source CONFIRM https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/screen/+bug/315993
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=492104 External Source CONFIRM https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=492104
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/49886 External Source XF screen-screenexchange-info-disclosure(49886)

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:gnu:screen:4.0.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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