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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2006-6939

GNU ed before 0.3 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on temporary files, possibly in the open_sbuf function.
Publish Date : 2007-01-16 Last Update Date : 2008-09-05
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
4.6
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 Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access User
Vulnerability Type(s)
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Vendor Statements

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=223072 The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw.
Source: Redhat

- Products Affected By CVE-2006-6939

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application GNU ED 0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
GNU ED 1

- References For CVE-2006-6939

http://secunia.com/advisories/23832
SECUNIA 23832
http://secunia.com/advisories/23848
SECUNIA 23848
http://secunia.com/advisories/24054
SECUNIA 24054
http://secunia.com/advisories/23857
SECUNIA 23857
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2007:023
MANDRIVA MDKSA-2007:023
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/22129
BID 22129 GNU Ed Insecure Temporary File Creation Vulnerability Release Date:2007-02-08
http://www.trustix.org/errata/2007/0005
TRUSTIX 2007-0005
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-962 CONFIRM
http://freshmeat.net/projects/ed/?branch_id=17855&release_id=240890 CONFIRM
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/30374
XF gnued-opensbuf-symlink(30374)
http://www.frsirt.com/english/advisories/2006/4573
VUPEN ADV-2006-4573
http://fedoranews.org/cms/node/2450
FEDORA FEDORA-2007-100
http://fedoranews.org/cms/node/2449
FEDORA FEDORA-2007-099

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2006-6939

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


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