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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-4191

extract-table.pl in Emacspeak 26 and 28 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the extract-table.csv temporary file.
Publish Date : 2008-09-24 Last Update Date : 2017-08-07
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
6.6
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
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

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=460435 The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw. More information regarding issue severity can be found here: http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/
Source: Redhat

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-4191

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Emacspeak Inc Emacspeak 26.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Emacspeak Inc Emacspeak 28.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Emacspeak Inc Emacspeak 2

- References For CVE-2008-4191

http://dev.gentoo.org/~rbu/security/debiantemp/emacspeak CONFIRM
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/10/30/2
MLIST [oss-security] 20081030 CVE requests: tempfile issues for aview, mgetty, openoffice, crossfire
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31241
BID 31241 Emacspeak 'extract-table.pl' Insecure Temporary File Creation Vulnerability Release Date:2008-10-01
https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=235770 CONFIRM
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=460435 CONFIRM
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/45237
XF emacspeak-extracttable-symlink(45237)
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-October/msg00010.html
FEDORA FEDORA-2008-8379
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-October/msg00012.html
FEDORA FEDORA-2008-8423
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=496431 CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-4191

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


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