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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-0216

Original release date: 01/15/2008
Last revised: 09/05/2008
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The ptsname function in FreeBSD 6.0 through 7.0-PRERELEASE does not properly verify that a certain portion of a device name is associated with a pty of a user who is calling the pt_chown function, which might allow local users to read data from the pty from another user.

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: SECUNIA
Name: 28498
External Source: BID
Name: 27284
External Source: FREEBSD
Name: FreeBSD-SA-08:01
Type: Patch Information
External Source: XF
Name: freebsd-ptsname-information-disclosure(39667)
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1019191

Technical Details

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