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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-5256

The AcquireDaemonLock function in ipcdUnix.cpp in Sun Innotek VirtualBox before 2.0.6 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a /tmp/.vbox-$USER-ipc/lock temporary file.
Publish Date : 2008-11-26 Last Update Date : 2017-08-07
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
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 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)

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-5256 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-5256

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Virtualox Virtualox 1.3.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Virtualox Virtualox 1.3.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Virtualox Virtualox 1.3.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Virtualox Virtualox 1.3.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Virtualox Virtualox 1.4.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Virtualox Virtualox 1.5.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Virtualox Virtualox 1.5.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Virtualox Virtualox 1.5.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Virtualox Virtualox 1.5.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Virtualox Virtualox 1.6.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Virtualox Virtualox 1.6.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Virtualox Virtualox 1.6.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Virtualox Virtualox 1.6.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Virtualox Virtualox 2.0.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Virtualox Virtualox 2.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Virtualox Virtualox 2.0.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Virtualox Virtualox 16

- References For CVE-2008-5256
XF sun-virtualbox-ipcdunix-symlink(46826)
BID 32444 VirtualBox 'ipcdUnix.cpp' Insecure Temporary File Creation Vulnerability Release Date:2009-02-18
SUSE SUSE-SR:2009:004

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-5256

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