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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-3103

Original release date: 07/15/2007
Last revised: 10/29/2012


The init.d script for the X.Org X11 xfs font server on various Linux distributions might allow local users to change the permissions of arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the /tmp/.font-unix temporary file.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.2 (MEDIUM) (AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 1.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: High
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: MILW0RM
Name: 5167
External Source: IDEFENSE
Name: 20070712 Red Hat Enterprise Linux init.d XFS Script chown Race Condition Vulnerability
Type: Patch Information
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2007:0519
External Source: XF
Name: redhat-xfs-privilege-escalation(35375)
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1018375
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1342
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=185660
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2007:0520
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugzilla.redhat.com/242903
External Source: BID
Name: 24888
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 40945
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2009-3651
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1485
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10802
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200710-11
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20070717 rPSA-2007-0141-1 xorg-x11 xorg-x11-fonts xorg-x11-tools xorg-x11-xfs
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2009-3666

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10802
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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