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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-6595

Original release date: 12/31/2007
Last revised: 03/07/2011


ClamAV 0.92 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on (1) temporary files used by the cli_gentempfd function in libclamav/others.c or on (2) .ascii files used by sigtool, when utf16-decode is enabled.


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: SECUNIA
Name: 29891
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-0606
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://kolab.org/security/kolab-vendor-notice-19.txt
External Source: BID
Name: 27064
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1497
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:088
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200808-07
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31437
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2008:024
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20071229 TK53 Advisory #2: Multiple vulnerabilities in ClamAV
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1019148
External Source: XF
Name: clamantivirus-cligentempfd-symlink(39335)
External Source: SREASON
Name: 3501
External Source: XF
Name: clamantivirus-sigtool-file-overwrite(39339)
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 28949
Type: Advisory

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