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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-4640

The DoCommand function in jhead.c in Matthias Wandel jhead 2.84 and earlier allows local users to delete arbitrary files via vectors involving a modified input filename in which (1) a final "z" character is replaced by a "t" character or (2) a final "t" character is replaced by a "z" character.
Publish Date : 2008-10-21 Last Update Date : 2008-12-03
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
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)

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-4640 unix
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- Products Affected By CVE-2008-4640

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Sentex Jhead * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Sentex Jhead 1.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Sentex Jhead 1.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Sentex Jhead 1.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Sentex Jhead 1.5 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Sentex Jhead 1.6 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Sentex Jhead 1.7 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Sentex Jhead 1.8 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Sentex Jhead 1.9 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Sentex Jhead 2.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Sentex Jhead 2.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Sentex Jhead 2.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Sentex Jhead 2.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Sentex Jhead 2.4-1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Sentex Jhead 2.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Sentex Jhead 2.4-2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Sentex Jhead 2.5 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Sentex Jhead 2.6 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Sentex Jhead 2.7 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Sentex Jhead 2.8 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Sentex Jhead 20

- References For CVE-2008-4640
MLIST [oss-security] 20081127 Re: CVE request: jhead
BID 32506 jhead 'DoCommand()' Arbitrary File Deletion Vulnerability Release Date:2009-03-06 CONFIRM
MLIST [oss-security] 20081016 Re: CVE request: jhead

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-4640

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