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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-2221

Original release date: 05/05/2006
Last revised: 03/07/2011


A third-party installer generation tool, possibly BitRock InstallBuilder, as used in products including Process-one ejabberd 1.1.1_1 and earlier, generates an installer that allows local users to cause a denial of service via a symlink attack on the bitrock_installer.log temporary file. NOTE: it is possible that this vulnerability is present in other products that use this installer.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 2.1 LOW
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service


This vulnerability is addressed in the following product releases: Process-one, ejabberd, 1.1.1_2 BitRock, Install Builder, 3.7.0

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External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060503 Re: Ejabberd : Symlink vulnerability during installation process
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: BID
Name: 17804
Type: Patch Information
External Source: XF
Name: installbuilder-bitrockinstaller-symlink(26261)
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2006-1642
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20060502 Ejabberd : Symlink vulnerability during installation process
Type: Advisory
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 25215
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2006-1659
External Source: XF
Name: ejabberd-bitrockinstaller-symlink(26221)

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
cpe:/a:bitrock:install_builder:3.6.0 and previous versions
cpe:/a:process-one:ejabberd: and previous versions

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