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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2001-1593

Original release date: 04/05/2014
Last revised: 04/30/2014
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The tempname_ensure function in lib/routines.h in a2ps 4.14 and earlier, as used by the spy_user function and possibly other functions, allows local users to modify arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a temporary file.

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: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20140205 Re: CVE request: a2ps insecure temporary file use
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20140204 Re: CVE request: a2ps insecure temporary file use
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-2892
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1060630
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://pkgs.fedoraproject.org/cgit/a2ps.git/plain/a2ps-4.13-security.patch
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20140205 Re: CVE request: a2ps insecure temporary file use
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=737385

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