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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2003-1294

Xscreensaver before 4.15 creates temporary files insecurely in (1) driver/passwd-kerberos.c, (2) driver/xscreensaver-getimage-video, (3) driver/, and the (4) vidwhacker and (5) webcollage screensavers, which allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack.
Publish Date : 2003-12-31 Last Update Date : 2017-10-11
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
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 None (There is no impact to the availability of the system.)
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 None
Vulnerability Type(s)
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low 2003-11-03 2003-11-28
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
RHSA-2006:0498: xscreensaver security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20060498 unix
Xscreensaver before 4.15 creates temporary files insecurely in (1) driver/passwd-kerberos.c, (2) driver/xscreensaver-get... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10848 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2003-1294

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Xscreensaver Xscreensaver 4.05 5cl * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Xscreensaver Xscreensaver 4.05 150 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Xscreensaver Xscreensaver 4.05 6 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Xscreensaver Xscreensaver 4.05 6a * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Xscreensaver Xscreensaver 4.07 2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Xscreensaver Xscreensaver 4.08 29135cl * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Xscreensaver Xscreensaver 4.09 0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Xscreensaver Xscreensaver 4.10 4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Xscreensaver Xscreensaver 4.10 8 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Xscreensaver Xscreensaver 4.10 15 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Xscreensaver Xscreensaver 4.10 6 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Xscreensaver Xscreensaver 4.11 0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Xscreensaver Xscreensaver 4.12 58 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Xscreensaver Xscreensaver 4.12 62 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Xscreensaver Xscreensaver 4.14 0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Xscreensaver Xscreensaver 4.14 2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Xscreensaver Xscreensaver 4.14 5 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Xscreensaver Xscreensaver 4.14 4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Xscreensaver Xscreensaver 18

- References For CVE-2003-1294
BID 9125 SuSE XScreenSaver Package Multiple Vulnerabilities Release Date:2014-10-15
REDHAT RHSA-2006:0498
SGI 20060602-01-U
VUPEN ADV-2006-1948
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10848

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2003-1294

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