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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      Last Modified:  09/22/2009

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-3289
Original release date:
09/22/2009
Last revised:
05/20/2010
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
4.4 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.4
Exploitability Subscore:
3.4
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity:
Medium
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
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 Type Source Name
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2010-04/msg00006.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2010:010
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/09/08/8 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20090908 CVE Request - glib symlink copying permission exposure
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/1001 External Source VUPEN ADV-2010-1001
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/glib2.0/+bug/418135 Exploit External Source CONFIRM https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/glib2.0/+bug/418135
https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=593406 Exploit External Source MISC https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=593406

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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