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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2002-0178

Original release date: 05/29/2002
Last revised: 09/10/2008
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

uudecode, as available in the sharutils package before 4.2.1, does not check whether the filename of the uudecoded file is a pipe or symbolic link, which could allow attackers to overwrite files or execute commands.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.2 (HIGH) (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.aerasec.de/security/index.html?id=ae-200204-033&lang=en
External Source: BID
Name: 4742
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20021030 GLSA: sharutils
External Source: CALDERA
Name: CSSA-2002-040.0
External Source: XF
Name: sharutils-uudecode-symlink(9075)
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT-VN
Name: VU#336083
External Source: MANDRAKE
Name: MDKSA-2002:052
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2002:065
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: HP
Name: HPSBTL0205-040
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 8274
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2003:180

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