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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-4938

Original release date: 11/05/2008
Last revised: 08/26/2009
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

aegis 4.24 and aegis-web 4.24 allow local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on (a) /tmp/#####, (b) /tmp/#####.intro, (c) /tmp/aegis.#####.ae, (d) /tmp/aegis.#####, (e) /tmp/aegis.#####.1, (f) /tmp/aegis.#####.2, (g) /tmp/aegis.#####.log, and (h) /tmp/aegis.#####.out temporary files, related to the (1) bng_dvlpd.sh, (2) bng_rvwd.sh, (3) awt_dvlp.sh, (4) awt_intgrtn.sh, and (5) aegis.cgi scripts.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.9 (HIGH) (AV:L/AC:M/AU:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.4
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Provides administrator access, Allows complete confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://dev.gentoo.org/~rbu/security/debiantemp/aegis
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugs.debian.org/496400
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugs.debian.org/496402
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://dev.gentoo.org/~rbu/security/debiantemp/aegis-web
External Source: MISC
Name: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=496402
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31970
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=2079025&group_id=224&atid=100224
External Source: MISC
Name: http://uvw.ru/report.lenny.txt
External Source: XF
Name: aegis-aegis-symlink(44835)
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=235770
External Source: BID
Name: 30883
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20081030 CVE requests: tempfile issues for aview, mgetty, openoffice, crossfire

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