cp, when running with an option to preserve symlinks on multiple OSes, allows local, user-assisted attackers to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack using crafted directories containing multiple source files that are copied to the same destination.
Published 2008-01-31 21:00:00
Updated 2008-11-15 06:59:21
Source Red Hat, Inc.
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2007-4998

0.04%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 6 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2007-4998

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
6.9
MEDIUM AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
3.4
10.0
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2007-4998

Vendor statements for CVE-2007-4998

  • Red Hat 2008-02-12
    This issue affects the busybox package in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, and 5, This issue affects the fileutils package in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1. This issue affects the coreutils package in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3. The coreutils package in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5 are not vulnerable to this issue. Given this issue has minimal risk we do not intend to issues updates to correct this issue in affected versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. For more information please see: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=356471

Products affected by CVE-2007-4998

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