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CVE-2014-1624 Detail

Description

Race condition in the xdg.BaseDirectory.get_runtime_dir function in python-xdg 0.25 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files by pre-creating /tmp/pyxdg-runtime-dir-fallback-victim to point to a victim-owned location, then replacing it with a symlink to an attacker-controlled location once the get_runtime_dir function is called.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  01/27/2014

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 3.3 LOW
Vector: (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 4.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.4


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=736247
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2014/01/21/3
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2014/01/21/4
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/65042
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/90618

Technical Details

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Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
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cpe:2.3:a:python:pyxdg:0.25:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2014-1624
NVD Published Date:
01/27/2014
NVD Last Modified:
08/28/2017