Link Following

Affecting python-defaults package, versions *

Report new vulnerabilities
Do your applications use this vulnerable package? Test your applications

Overview

Tools/faqwiz/move-faqwiz.sh (aka the generic FAQ wizard moving tool) in Python 2.4.5 might allow local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a tmp$RANDOM.tmp temporary file. NOTE: there may not be common usage scenarios in which tmp$RANDOM.tmp is located in an untrusted directory.

References

CVSS Score

8.4
high severity
  • Attack Vector
    Local
  • Attack Complexity
    Low
  • Privileges Required
    None
  • User Interaction
    None
  • Scope
    Unchanged
  • Confidentiality
    High
  • Integrity
    High
  • Availability
    High
CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
CVE
CVE-2008-4108
CWE
CWE-59
Snyk ID
SNYK-DEBIAN8-PYTHONDEFAULTS-269276
Disclosed
18 Sep, 2008
Published
18 Sep, 2008