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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2005-0988

Race condition in gzip 1.2.4, 1.3.3, and earlier, when decompressing a gzipped file, allows local users to modify permissions of arbitrary files via a hard link attack on a file while it is being decompressed, whose permissions are changed by gzip after the decompression is complete.
Publish Date : 2005-05-02 Last Update Date : 2010-08-21
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
3.7
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity High (Specialized access conditions exist. It is hard to exploit and several special conditions must be satisfied to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s)
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Vendor Statements

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch.
Source: Redhat

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low 2005-04-04 2005-04-04
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
GNU GZip CHMod File Permission Modification Race ConditionWeakness oval:org.mitre.oval:def:765 unix
gzip Hard Link Attack oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1169 unix
Race condition in gzip 1.2.4, 1.3.3, and earlier, when decompressing a gzipped file, allows local users to modify permis... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10242 unix
RHSA-2005:357: gzip security update (Low) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:2005357 unix
RHSA-2005:357: gzip security update (Low) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20050357 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2005-0988

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Freebsd Freebsd 4.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Freebsd Freebsd 4.0 Alpha Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Freebsd Freebsd 4.0 Releng Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Freebsd Freebsd 4.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Freebsd Freebsd 4.1.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Freebsd Freebsd 4.1.1 Release Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Freebsd Freebsd 4.1.1 Stable Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Freebsd Freebsd 4.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Freebsd Freebsd 4.2 Stable Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Freebsd Freebsd 4.3 Stable Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Freebsd Freebsd 4.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS Freebsd Freebsd 4.3 Release Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 OS Freebsd Freebsd 4.3 Release P38 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 OS Freebsd Freebsd 4.3 Releng Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 OS Freebsd Freebsd 4.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 OS Freebsd Freebsd 4.4 Release P42 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 OS Freebsd Freebsd 4.4 Releng Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 OS Freebsd Freebsd 4.4 Stable Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 OS Freebsd Freebsd 4.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 OS Freebsd Freebsd 4.5 Release Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 OS Freebsd Freebsd 4.5 Release P32 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 OS Freebsd Freebsd 4.5 Releng Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 OS Freebsd Freebsd 4.5 Stable Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 OS Freebsd Freebsd 4.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 OS Freebsd Freebsd 4.6 Release Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 OS Freebsd Freebsd 4.6 Release P20 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 OS Freebsd Freebsd 4.6 Releng Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 OS Freebsd Freebsd 4.6 Stable Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 OS Freebsd Freebsd 4.6.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
30 OS Freebsd Freebsd 4.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
31 OS Freebsd Freebsd 4.7 Release Version Details Vulnerabilities
32 OS Freebsd Freebsd 4.7 Release P17 Version Details Vulnerabilities
33 OS Freebsd Freebsd 4.7 Releng Version Details Vulnerabilities
34 OS Freebsd Freebsd 4.7 Stable Version Details Vulnerabilities
35 OS Freebsd Freebsd 4.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
36 OS Freebsd Freebsd 4.8 Pre-release Version Details Vulnerabilities
37 OS Freebsd Freebsd 4.8 Release P6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
38 OS Freebsd Freebsd 4.8 Releng Version Details Vulnerabilities
39 OS Freebsd Freebsd 4.9 Pre-release Version Details Vulnerabilities
40 OS Freebsd Freebsd 4.9 Releng Version Details Vulnerabilities
41 OS Freebsd Freebsd 4.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
42 OS Freebsd Freebsd 4.10 Release P8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
43 OS Freebsd Freebsd 4.10 Releng Version Details Vulnerabilities
44 OS Freebsd Freebsd 4.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
45 OS Freebsd Freebsd 4.10 Release Version Details Vulnerabilities
46 OS Freebsd Freebsd 4.11 Release P3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
47 OS Freebsd Freebsd 4.11 Releng Version Details Vulnerabilities
48 OS Freebsd Freebsd 4.11 Stable Version Details Vulnerabilities
49 OS Freebsd Freebsd 5.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
50 OS Freebsd Freebsd 5.0 Alpha Version Details Vulnerabilities
51 OS Freebsd Freebsd 5.0 Release P14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
52 OS Freebsd Freebsd 5.0 Releng Version Details Vulnerabilities
53 OS Freebsd Freebsd 5.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
54 OS Freebsd Freebsd 5.1 Alpha Version Details Vulnerabilities
55 OS Freebsd Freebsd 5.1 Release Version Details Vulnerabilities
56 OS Freebsd Freebsd 5.1 Release P5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
57 OS Freebsd Freebsd 5.1 Releng Version Details Vulnerabilities
58 OS Freebsd Freebsd 5.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
59 OS Freebsd Freebsd 5.2.1 Release Version Details Vulnerabilities
60 OS Freebsd Freebsd 5.2.1 Releng Version Details Vulnerabilities
61 OS Freebsd Freebsd 5.3 Releng Version Details Vulnerabilities
62 OS Freebsd Freebsd 5.3 Stable Version Details Vulnerabilities
63 OS Freebsd Freebsd 5.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
64 OS Freebsd Freebsd 5.3 Release Version Details Vulnerabilities
65 OS Freebsd Freebsd 5.4 Pre-release Version Details Vulnerabilities
66 OS Freebsd Freebsd 5.4 Release Version Details Vulnerabilities
67 OS Freebsd Freebsd 5.4 Releng Version Details Vulnerabilities
68 OS Gentoo Linux Version Details Vulnerabilities
69 Application GNU Gzip 1.2.4a Version Details Vulnerabilities
70 Application GNU Gzip 1.2.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
71 Application GNU Gzip 1.3.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
72 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux 2.1 Workstation Ia64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
73 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux 2.1 Advanced Server Version Details Vulnerabilities
74 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux 2.1 Advanced Server Ia64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
75 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux 2.1 Enterprise Server Version Details Vulnerabilities
76 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux 2.1 Enterprise Server Ia64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
77 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux 2.1 Workstation Version Details Vulnerabilities
78 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux 3.0 Advanced Server Version Details Vulnerabilities
79 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux 3.0 Enterprise Server Version Details Vulnerabilities
80 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux 3.0 Workstation Server Version Details Vulnerabilities
81 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux 4.0 Enterprise Server Version Details Vulnerabilities
82 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux 4.0 Workstation Version Details Vulnerabilities
83 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux 4.0 Advanced Server Version Details Vulnerabilities
84 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Desktop 3.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
85 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Desktop 4.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
86 OS Redhat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 Ia64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
87 OS Redhat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 Itanium Processor Version Details Vulnerabilities
88 OS Trustix Secure Linux 2.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
89 OS Trustix Secure Linux 2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
90 OS Trustix Secure Linux 2.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
91 OS Turbolinux Turbolinux Appliance Server 1.0 Hosting Version Details Vulnerabilities
92 OS Turbolinux Turbolinux Appliance Server 1.0 Workgroup Version Details Vulnerabilities
93 OS Turbolinux Turbolinux Desktop 10.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
94 OS Turbolinux Turbolinux Home Version Details Vulnerabilities
95 OS Turbolinux Turbolinux Server 7.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
96 OS Turbolinux Turbolinux Server 8.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
97 OS Turbolinux Turbolinux Server 10.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
98 OS Turbolinux Turbolinux Workstation 7.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
99 OS Turbolinux Turbolinux Workstation 8.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
100 OS Ubuntu Ubuntu Linux 4.1 Ia64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
101 OS Ubuntu Ubuntu Linux 4.1 PPC Version Details Vulnerabilities
102 OS Ubuntu Ubuntu Linux 5.04 Powerpc Version Details Vulnerabilities
103 OS Ubuntu Ubuntu Linux 5.04 Amd64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
104 OS Ubuntu Ubuntu Linux 5.04 I386 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Freebsd Freebsd 67
Gentoo Linux 1
GNU Gzip 3
Redhat Enterprise Linux 12
Redhat Enterprise Linux Desktop 2
Redhat Linux Advanced Workstation 2
Trustix Secure Linux 3
Turbolinux Turbolinux Appliance Server 2
Turbolinux Turbolinux Desktop 1
Turbolinux Turbolinux Home 1
Turbolinux Turbolinux Server 3
Turbolinux Turbolinux Workstation 2
Ubuntu Ubuntu Linux 5

- References For CVE-2005-0988

ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/updates/UnixWare/SCOSA-2005.58/SCOSA-2005.58.txt
SCO SCOSA-2005.58
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2006//Aug/msg00000.html
APPLE APPLE-SA-2006-08-01
http://secunia.com/advisories/18100
SECUNIA 18100
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-357.html
REDHAT RHSA-2005:357
http://www.frsirt.com/english/advisories/2006/3101
VUPEN ADV-2006-3101
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/394965
BUGTRAQ 20050404 gzip TOCTOU file-permissions vulnerability
http://secunia.com/advisories/21253
SECUNIA 21253
http://secunia.com/advisories/22033
SECUNIA 22033
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-101816-1
SUNALERT 101816
http://slackware.com/security/viewer.php?l=slackware-security&y=2006&m=slackware-security.555852
SLACKWARE SSA:2006-262
http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-752
DEBIAN DSA-752
http://www.osvdb.org/15487
OSVDB 15487
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/19289
BID 19289 Apple Mac OS X Multiple Security Vulnerabilities Release Date:2007-11-15
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA06-214A.html
CERT TA06-214A
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/12996
BID 12996 GNU GZip CHMod File Permission Modification Race Condition Weakness Release Date:2006-08-02

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2005-0988

There are not any metasploit modules related to this vulnerability (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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