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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2012-0871

Original release date: 04/18/2014
Last revised: 04/21/2014


The session_link_x11_socket function in login/logind-session.c in systemd-logind in systemd, possibly 37 and earlier, allows local users to create or overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the X11 user directory in /run/user/.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.3 (MEDIUM) (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:C/A:C) (legend)
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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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=747154
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=795853
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2012:001
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 79768
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://cgit.freedesktop.org/systemd/systemd/commit/?id=fc3c1c6e091ea16ad5600b145201ec535bbb5d7c

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:12.1
* cpe:/a:lennart_poettering:systemd:037 and previous versions
* cpe:/a:lennart_poettering:systemd:036
* cpe:/a:lennart_poettering:systemd:035
* cpe:/a:lennart_poettering:systemd:034
* cpe:/a:lennart_poettering:systemd:033
* cpe:/a:lennart_poettering:systemd:032
* cpe:/a:lennart_poettering:systemd:031
* cpe:/a:lennart_poettering:systemd:030
* cpe:/a:lennart_poettering:systemd:029
* cpe:/a:lennart_poettering:systemd:028
* cpe:/a:lennart_poettering:systemd:027
* cpe:/a:lennart_poettering:systemd:026
* cpe:/a:lennart_poettering:systemd:025
* cpe:/a:lennart_poettering:systemd:024
* cpe:/a:lennart_poettering:systemd:023
* cpe:/a:lennart_poettering:systemd:022
* cpe:/a:lennart_poettering:systemd:021
* cpe:/a:lennart_poettering:systemd:020
* cpe:/a:lennart_poettering:systemd:019
* cpe:/a:lennart_poettering:systemd:018
* cpe:/a:lennart_poettering:systemd:017
* cpe:/a:lennart_poettering:systemd:016
* cpe:/a:lennart_poettering:systemd:015
* cpe:/a:lennart_poettering:systemd:014
* cpe:/a:lennart_poettering:systemd:013
* cpe:/a:lennart_poettering:systemd:012
* cpe:/a:lennart_poettering:systemd:011
* cpe:/a:lennart_poettering:systemd:010
* cpe:/a:lennart_poettering:systemd:009
* cpe:/a:lennart_poettering:systemd:008
* cpe:/a:lennart_poettering:systemd:007
* cpe:/a:lennart_poettering:systemd:006
* cpe:/a:lennart_poettering:systemd:005
* cpe:/a:lennart_poettering:systemd:004
* cpe:/a:lennart_poettering:systemd:003
* cpe:/a:lennart_poettering:systemd:002
* cpe:/a:lennart_poettering:systemd:001

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