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CVE-2009-3289 Detail

Description

The g_file_copy function in glib 2.0 sets the permissions of a target file to the permissions of a symbolic link (777), which allows user-assisted local users to modify files of other users, as demonstrated by using Nautilus to modify the permissions of the user home directory.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  09/22/2009

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.4 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 3.4


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (09/23/2009)

Not vulnerable. This issue does not affect the versions of glib2 as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, or 5.

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Hyperlink Resource
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2010-04/msg00006.html
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/09/08/8
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/1001
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/glib2.0/+bug/418135 Exploit
https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=593406 Exploit

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:gnome:glib:2.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-3289
NVD Published Date:
09/22/2009
NVD Last Modified:
05/20/2010