fs/open.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.22 does not properly strip setuid and setgid bits when there is a write to a file, which allows local users to gain the privileges of a different group, and obtain sensitive information or possibly have unspecified other impact, by creating an executable file in a setgid directory through the (1) truncate or (2) ftruncate function in conjunction with memory-mapped I/O.
Published 2008-09-29 17:17:29
Updated 2017-09-29 01:32:03
Source MITRE
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Threat overview for CVE-2008-4210

Top countries where our scanners detected CVE-2008-4210
Top open port discovered on systems with this issue 52869
IPs affected by CVE-2008-4210 188,591
Threat actors abusing to this issue? Yes
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2008-4210

0.04%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
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CVSS scores for CVE-2008-4210

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
4.6
MEDIUM AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
3.9
6.4
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2008-4210

  • Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2008-4210

Products affected by CVE-2008-4210

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