/etc/init.d/boot.localfs in the aaa_base package before 11.2-43.48.1 in SUSE openSUSE 11.2, and before 11.3-8.7.1 in openSUSE 11.3, allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on /dev/shm/mtab.
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
Impact Subscore: 9.2
Exploitability Subscore: 3.4
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service
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[opensuse-updates] 20110314 openSUSE-SU-2011:0171-1 (moderate): aaa_base security update
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