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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-5374

bash-doc 3.2 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a /tmp/cb#####.? temporary file, related to the (1), (2) aliasconv.bash, and (3) cshtobash scripts.
Publish Date : 2008-12-08 Last Update Date : 2013-04-19
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
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 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)

- Vendor Statements

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: 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:
Source: Redhat

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low
AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N 2008-12-09 2008-08-13
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
DEPRECATED: ELSA-2011-1073 -- bash security, bug fix, and enhancement update (low) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27689 unix
ELSA-2011:1073: bash security, bug fix, and enhancement update (Low) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:23045 unix
RHSA-2011:0261: bash security and bug fix update (Low) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20110261 unix
RHSA-2011:1073: bash security, bug fix, and enhancement update (Low) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20111073 unix
RHSA-2011:1073: bash security, bug fix, and enhancement update (Low) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21954 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-2008-5374

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Matthias Klose Bash-doc 3.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Matthias Klose Bash-doc 1

- References For CVE-2008-5374
REDHAT RHSA-2011:1073
VUPEN ADV-2011-0414
REDHAT RHSA-2011:0261
BID 32733 bash-doc Insecure Temporary File Creation Vulnerabilities Release Date:2013-04-16
MLIST [debian-devel] 20080813 Re: Possible mass bug filing: The possibility of attack with the help of symlinks in some Debian packages
GENTOO GLSA-201210-05

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-5374

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

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