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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-4580

Original release date: 10/15/2008
Last revised: 02/14/2011
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

fence_manual, as used in fence 2.02.00-r1 and possibly cman, allows local users to modify arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the fence_manual.fifo temporary file.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.2 (HIGH) (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low

**NOTE: Access Complexity scored Low due to insufficient information

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 (11/12/2009)
Manual fencing agent is documented to only be provided for testing purposes and should not be used in production environments. Therefore, there is no plan to fix this flaw in Red Hat Cluster Suite for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, and in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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External Source: XF
Name: fence-fencemanual-symlink(45953)
External Source: MISC
Name: http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=240576
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20081013 Re: CVE Request
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20081016 Re: CVE Request
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-875-1

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