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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2007-5377

The (1) tramp-make-temp-file and (2) tramp-make-tramp-temp-file functions in Tramp 2.1.10 extension for Emacs, and possibly earlier 2.1.x versions, allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on temporary files.
Publish Date : 2007-10-12 Last Update Date : 2011-03-08
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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 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)

- Vendor Statements

Not vulnerable. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, and 4 did not include the Tramp extension with Emacs. The version of Tramp included with Emacs in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 was not vulnerable to this issue.
Source: Redhat

- Products Affected By CVE-2007-5377

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application GNU Tramp 2.1.10 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
GNU Tramp 1

- References For CVE-2007-5377 CONFIRM
OSVDB 41752
BID 26072 TRAMP Extension For Emacs Multiple Insecure Temporary File Creation Vulnerabilities Release Date:2008-03-13
GENTOO GLSA-200710-22
MLIST [emacs-devel] 20071004 Re: temp file hole?
MLIST [emacs-devel] 20071003 temp file hole?

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2007-5377

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