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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2012-3500

Original release date: 09/30/2012
Last revised: 02/11/2014


scripts/annotate-output.sh in devscripts before 2.12.2, as used in rpmdevtools before 8.3, allows local users to modify arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the temporary (1) standard output or (2) standard error output file.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 1.2 LOW
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 1.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized modification

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External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2012-13234
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1593-1
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2012-13208
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-2549
Type: Advisory
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20120831 [Notification] CVE-2012-3500 - rpmdevtools, devscripts: TOCTOU race condition in annotate-output
External Source: MISC
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=848022
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Support/Advisories/MGASA-2012-0316
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://git.fedorahosted.org/cgit/rpmdevtools.git/commit/?id=90b4400c2ab2e80cecfd8dfdf031536376ed2cdb
Type: Patch Information
External Source: SUSE
Name: openSUSE-SU-2012:1437
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2012-13263
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2013:123
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://anonscm.debian.org/gitweb/?p=devscripts/devscripts.git;a=commit;h=4d23a5e6c90f7a37b0972b30f5d31dce97a93eb0
External Source: XF
Name: rpmdevtools-toctou-symlink(78230)
External Source: BID
Name: 55358

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
cpe:/a:devscripts_devel_team:devscripts:2.12.1 and previous versions
+ OR
cpe:/a:fedora:rpmdevtools:8.2-1 and previous versions

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