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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-4959

Original release date: 11/05/2008
Last revised: 09/01/2009
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

geo-code in gpsdrive-scripts 2.10~pre4 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on (1) /tmp/geo.google, (2) /tmp/geo.yahoo, (3) /tmp/geo.coords, and (4) /tmp/geo#####.coords temporary files.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.9 (MEDIUM) (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: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: BID
Name: 30905
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 33825
External Source: XF
Name: gpsdrive-geocode-symlink(44759)
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=235770
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://dev.gentoo.org/~rbu/security/debiantemp/gpsdrive-scripts
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20081030 CVE requests: tempfile issues for aview, mgetty, openoffice, crossfire
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31694
External Source: MISC
Name: http://uvw.ru/report.lenny.txt
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugs.debian.org/496436
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2009-1366

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