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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2005-3321

chkstat in SuSE Linux 9.0 through 10.0 allows local users to modify permissions of files by creating a hardlink to a file from a world-writable directory, which can cause the link count to drop to 1 when the file is deleted or replaced, which is then modified by chkstat to use weaker permissions.
Publish Date : 2005-10-27 Last Update Date : 2018-10-30
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
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 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

- Products Affected By CVE-2005-3321

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Novell Suse Linux 10.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Suse Suse Linux 9.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Suse Suse Linux 9.0 X86 64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Suse Suse Linux 9.1 X86 64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Suse Suse Linux 9.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Suse Suse Linux 9.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Suse Suse Linux 9.2 X86 64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Suse Suse Linux 9.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Suse Suse Linux 9.3 X86 64 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Novell Suse Linux 1
Suse Suse Linux 8

- References For CVE-2005-3321
XF suse-chkstat-bypass-security(22853)
SUSE SUSE-SA:2005:062
BID 15182 SUSE Linux Permissions Package CHKSTAT Insecure Permissions Handling Vulnerability Release Date:2005-10-24

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2005-3321

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