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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-4190

Original release date: 09/24/2008
Last revised: 11/15/2010
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The IPSEC livetest tool in Openswan 2.4.12 and earlier, and 2.6.x through 2.6.16, allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files and execute arbitrary code via a symlink attack on the (1) ipseclive.conn and (2) ipsec.olts.remote.log temporary files. NOTE: in many distributions and the upstream version, this tool has been disabled.

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 (03/30/2009)
This issue has been addressed via: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-0402.html

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External Source: MILW0RM
Name: 9135
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=235770
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=496374
Type: Patch Information
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20081030 CVE requests: tempfile issues for aview, mgetty, openoffice, crossfire
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 34472
Type: Advisory
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2009:0402
Type: Patch Information
External Source: XF
Name: openswan-livetest-symlink(45250)
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20090310 Re: [ GLSA 200903-18 ] Openswan: Insecure temporary file creation
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20090309 Re: [ GLSA 200903-18 ] Openswan: Insecure temporary file creation
External Source: BID
Name: 31243
Type: Patch Information
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10078
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 34182
Type: Advisory
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1760
Type: Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://dev.gentoo.org/~rbu/security/debiantemp/openswan
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=460425

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10078
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Technical Details

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