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CVE-2010-0825 Detail

Description

lib-src/movemail.c in movemail in emacs 22 and 23 allows local users to read, modify, or delete arbitrary mailbox files via a symlink attack, related to improper file-permission checks.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  04/05/2010

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2010-0825
Original release date:
04/05/2010
Last revised:
08/16/2017
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
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 (04/06/2010)

Not vulnerable. This issues does not affect the versions of emacs or xemacs as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The movemail utility in Red Hat Enterprise Linux does not have the setgid bit set, which is required for this flaw to be exploitable.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2010:083 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2010:083
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-919-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-919-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/0734 Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2010-0734
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/0952 External Source VUPEN ADV-2010-0952
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/531569 External Source CONFIRM https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/531569
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/57457 External Source XF emacs-emailhelper-symlink(57457)

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

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

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