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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-4975

mkmailpost in newsgate 1.6 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a /tmp/mmp##### temporary file.
Publish Date : 2008-11-06 Last Update Date : 2009-09-15
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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 None
Vulnerability Type(s)
CWE ID 59

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-4975

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Debian Newsgate 1.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Debian Newsgate 1

- References For CVE-2008-4975

http://dev.gentoo.org/~rbu/security/debiantemp/newsgate CONFIRM
http://uvw.ru/report.lenny.txt
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/10/30/2
MLIST [oss-security] 20081030 CVE requests: tempfile issues for aview, mgetty, openoffice, crossfire
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/30932
BID 30932 newsgate 'mkmailpost' Insecure Temporary File Creation Vulnerability Release Date:2008-08-29
https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=235770 CONFIRM
http://bugs.debian.org/496437 CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-4975

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


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