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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2014-1624

Race condition in the xdg.BaseDirectory.get_runtime_dir function in python-xdg 0.25 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files by pre-creating /tmp/pyxdg-runtime-dir-fallback-victim to point to a victim-owned location, then replacing it with a symlink to an attacker-controlled location once the get_runtime_dir function is called.
Publish Date : 2014-01-27 Last Update Date : 2014-02-24
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
3.3
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
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 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-2014-1624

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Python Pyxdg 0.25 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Python Pyxdg 1

- References For CVE-2014-1624

http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=736247
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/90618
XF pythonxdg-cve20141624-symlink(90618)
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/65042
BID 65042 python-xdg '/tmp' Insecure Temporary File Creation Vulnerability Release Date:2014-01-21
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2014/01/21/4
MLIST [oss-security] 20140121 Re: Fwd: [Python-modules-team] Bug#736247: python-xdg: get_runtime_dir(strict=False): insecure use of /tmp
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2014/01/21/3
MLIST [oss-security] 20140121 Fwd: [Python-modules-team] Bug#736247: python-xdg: get_runtime_dir(strict=False): insecure use of /tmp

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2014-1624

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


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