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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-4996

** DISPUTED ** init in initramfs-tools 0.92f allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the /tmp/initramfs.debug temporary file. NOTE: the vendor disputes this vulnerability, stating that "init is [used in] a single-user context; there's no possibility that this is exploitable."
Publish Date : 2008-11-07 Last Update Date : 2008-11-10
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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-2008-4996

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Debian Initramfs-tools 0.92f Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Debian Initramfs-tools 1

- References For CVE-2008-4996

http://bugs.debian.org/496386
http://dev.gentoo.org/~rbu/security/debiantemp/initramfs-tools
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/10/30/2
MLIST [oss-security] 20081030 CVE requests: tempfile issues for aview, mgetty, openoffice, crossfire
https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=235770

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-4996

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


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