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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2000-1108

Original release date: 01/09/2001
Last revised: 09/05/2008
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

cons.saver in Midnight Commander (mc) 4.5.42 and earlier does not properly verify if an output file descriptor is a TTY, which allows local users to corrupt files by creating a symbolic link to the target file, calling mc, and specifying that link as a TTY argument.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.6 (MEDIUM) (AV:L/AC:L/AU:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Provides unauthorized access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: DEBIAN
Name: 20001125 mc: local DoS
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: BID
Name: 1945
Type: Advisory; Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20001113 Problems with cons.saver
External Source: MANDRAKE
Name: MDKSA-2000:078
External Source: XF
Name: midnight-commander-conssaver-symlink(5519)

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