CVEdetails.com the ultimate security vulnerability data source
(e.g.: CVE-2009-1234 or 2010-1234 or 20101234)
Log In   Register
Vulnerability Feeds & WidgetsNew   www.itsecdb.com  

Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-4108

Tools/faqwiz/move-faqwiz.sh (aka the generic FAQ wizard moving tool) in Python 2.4.5 might allow local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a tmp$RANDOM.tmp temporary file. NOTE: there may not be common usage scenarios in which tmp$RANDOM.tmp is located in an untrusted directory.
Publish Date : 2008-09-18 Last Update Date : 2017-08-07
Search Twitter   Search YouTube   Search Google

- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
7.2
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 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 59

- Vendor Statements

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of python as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, or 5.
Source: Redhat

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-4108

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Python Software Foundation Python 2.4.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Python Software Foundation Python 1

- References For CVE-2008-4108

http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1020904
SECTRACK 1020904
http://marc.info/?l=oss-security&m=122148330903513&w=2
MLIST [oss-security] 20080915 CVE Request (python)
http://marc.info/?l=oss-security&m=122152861617434&w=2
MLIST [oss-security] 20080916 Re: CVE Request (python)
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/4274
SREASON 4274
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31184
BID 31184 Python 'move-faqwiz.sh' Insecure Temporary File Creation Vulnerability Release Date:2008-09-16
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/45161
XF python-movefaqwiz-symlink(45161)
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=498899 CONFIRM
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2659
VUPEN ADV-2008-2659
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=462326 CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-4108

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


CVE is a registred trademark of the MITRE Corporation and the authoritative source of CVE content is MITRE's CVE web site. CWE is a registred trademark of the MITRE Corporation and the authoritative source of CWE content is MITRE's CWE web site. OVAL is a registered trademark of The MITRE Corporation and the authoritative source of OVAL content is MITRE's OVAL web site.
Use of this information constitutes acceptance for use in an AS IS condition. There are NO warranties, implied or otherwise, with regard to this information or its use. Any use of this information is at the user's risk. It is the responsibility of user to evaluate the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information, opinion, advice or other content. EACH USER WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY consequences of his or her direct or indirect use of this web site. ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED. This site will NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT or any other kind of loss.