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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2007-4998

cp, when running with an option to preserve symlinks on multiple OSes, allows local, user-assisted attackers to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack using crafted directories containing multiple source files that are copied to the same destination.
Publish Date : 2008-01-31 Last Update Date : 2008-11-15
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
6.9
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access Admin
Vulnerability Type(s)
CWE ID 59

- Vendor Statements

This issue affects the busybox package in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, and 5, This issue affects the fileutils package in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1. This issue affects the coreutils package in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3. The coreutils package in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5 are not vulnerable to this issue. Given this issue has minimal risk we do not intend to issues updates to correct this issue in affected versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. For more information please see: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=356471
Source: Redhat

- Products Affected By CVE-2007-4998

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Linux Linux Kernel Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Linux Linux Kernel 1

- References For CVE-2007-4998

http://osvdb.org/43228
OSVDB 43228
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=356471 CONFIRM
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2023 CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2007-4998

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


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