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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-5374

Original release date: 12/08/2008
Last revised: 04/18/2013
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

bash-doc 3.2 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a /tmp/cb#####.? temporary file, related to the (1) aliasconv.sh, (2) aliasconv.bash, and (3) cshtobash 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: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (12/10/2008)
Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2008-5374 The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw. More information regarding issue severity can be found here: http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/

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Name: http://uvw.ru/report.sid.txt
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 43365
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Name: MDVSA-2010:004
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Name: GLSA-201210-05
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2011:0261
External Source: BID
Name: 32733
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2011-0414
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Name: 51086
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2011:1073
External Source: MLIST
Name: [debian-devel] 20080813 Re: Possible mass bug filing: The possibility of attack with the help of symlinks in some Debian packages

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