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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2007-3103

The init.d script for the X.Org X11 xfs font server on various Linux distributions might allow local users to change the permissions of arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the /tmp/.font-unix temporary file.
Publish Date : 2007-07-15 Last Update Date : 2018-10-16
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
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 High (Specialized access conditions exist. It is hard to exploit and several special conditions must be satisfied to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s)

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat moderate 2007-06-05 2007-07-11
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
DSA-1342-1 xfs oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18947 unix
ELSA-2007:0520: xorg-x11-xfs security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21958 unix
RHSA-2007:0519: xorg-x11 security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20070519 unix
RHSA-2007:0520: xorg-x11-xfs security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20070520 unix
The init.d script for the X.Org X11 xfs font server on various Linux distributions might allow local users to change the... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10802 unix
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- Products Affected By CVE-2007-3103

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Fedoraproject Fedora Core 6.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux 4.0 * ES * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux 4.0 * WS * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux 4.0 * AS * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Desktop 4.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Redhat Linux * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Fedoraproject Fedora Core 1
Redhat Enterprise Linux 3
Redhat Enterprise Linux Desktop 1
Redhat Linux 1

- References For CVE-2007-3103
GENTOO GLSA-200710-11
BID 24888 X.Org XFS Init Script Insecure Temporary File Creation Vulnerability Release Date:2009-07-07
SECTRACK 1018375
REDHAT RHSA-2007:0519
IDEFENSE 20070712 Red Hat Enterprise Linux init.d XFS Script chown Race Condition Vulnerability
OSVDB 40945
XF redhat-xfs-privilege-escalation(35375)
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10802
BUGTRAQ 20070717 rPSA-2007-0141-1 xorg-x11 xorg-x11-fonts xorg-x11-tools xorg-x11-xfs

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2007-3103

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