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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2000-1178

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

Overview

Joe text editor follows symbolic links when creating a rescue copy called DEADJOE during an abnormal exit, which allows local users to overwrite the files of other users whose joe session crashes.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 2.1 (LOW) (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized modification

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External Source: MANDRAKE
Name: MDKSA-2000:072
External Source: CONECTIVA
Name: CLA-2000:356
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20001121 Immunix OS Security update for joe
External Source: XF
Name: joe-symlink-corruption(5546)
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: 20001201 DSA-003-1 joe: symlink attack
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2000:110
External Source: BID
Name: 1959
Type: Advisory; Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20001116 Joe's Own Editor File Link Vulnerability
Type: Advisory

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