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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-3852

Original release date: 08/14/2007
Last revised: 08/25/2011
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The init script (sysstat.in) in sysstat 5.1.2 up to 7.1.6 creates /tmp/sysstat.run insecurely, which allows local users to execute arbitrary code.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.4 (MEDIUM) (AV:L/AC:M/AU:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 3.4
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (05/12/2008)
This issue did not affect the versions of sysstat as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, or 4. For Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=251200 The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw.

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External Source: OSVDB
Name: 39709
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2011:1005
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=188808
External Source: XF
Name: sysstat-init-privilege-escalation(36045)
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 26527
Type: Advisory
External Source: BID
Name: 25380

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)