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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2004-0976

Original release date: 02/09/2005
Last revised: 08/21/2010
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Multiple scripts in the perl package in Trustix Secure Linux 1.5 through 2.1 and other operating systems allows local users to overwrite files via a symlink attack on temporary files.

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

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (03/14/2007)
Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=140058 The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw. More information regarding issue severity can be found here: http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/ Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch.

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External Source: TRUSTIX
Name: 2004-0050
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 18075
External Source: OPENPKG
Name: OpenPKG-SA-2005.001
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FLSA-2006:152845
External Source: XF
Name: script-temporary-file-overwrite(17583)
Type: Advisory
External Source: BID
Name: 11294
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 17661
External Source: MANDRAKE
Name: MDKSA-2005:031
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2005:881
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9752
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-620

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9752
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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