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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2009-4135

The distcheck rule in in GNU coreutils 5.2.1 through 8.1 allows local users to gain privileges via a symlink attack on a file in a directory tree under /tmp.
Publish Date : 2009-12-11 Last Update Date : 2017-08-16
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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) Gain privileges

- Vendor Statements

This issue does not affect users using coreutils binary RPMs, or rebuilding source RPMs. Therefore, we do not plan to release updates addressing this flaw on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4 and 5. For additional details, refer to the following bug:
Source: Redhat

- Products Affected By CVE-2009-4135

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 10.04 ~~lts~~~ Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 12.04 ~~lts~~~ Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 14.04 ~~lts~~~ Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Fedoraproject Fedora 11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Fedoraproject Fedora 12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application GNU Coreutils 5.2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application GNU Coreutils 5.91 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application GNU Coreutils 5.92 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application GNU Coreutils 5.93 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application GNU Coreutils 5.94 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application GNU Coreutils 5.95 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application GNU Coreutils 5.96 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application GNU Coreutils 5.97 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application GNU Coreutils 6.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application GNU Coreutils 6.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application GNU Coreutils 6.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application GNU Coreutils 6.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application GNU Coreutils 6.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application GNU Coreutils 6.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application GNU Coreutils 6.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application GNU Coreutils 6.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application GNU Coreutils 6.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application GNU Coreutils 6.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application GNU Coreutils 6.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application GNU Coreutils 7.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application GNU Coreutils 7.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application GNU Coreutils 7.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 Application GNU Coreutils 7.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 Application GNU Coreutils 7.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
30 Application GNU Coreutils 7.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
31 Application GNU Coreutils 8.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Canonical Ubuntu Linux 3
Fedoraproject Fedora 2
GNU Coreutils 26

- References For CVE-2009-4135 CONFIRM
MLIST [oss-security] 20091208 Re: CVE Request -- coreutils -- unsafe temporary directory location use
FEDORA FEDORA-2009-13216
XF gnu-core-distcheck-symlink(54673)
VUPEN ADV-2009-3453
BID 37256 GNU Coreutils Insecure Temporary File Creation Vulnerability Release Date:2015-01-15[email protected]/msg18779.html
MLIST [bug-coreutils] 20091208 Re: build: distcheck: do not leave a $TMPDIR/coreutils directory behind[email protected]/msg18787.html
MLIST [bug-coreutils] 20091209 [PATCH] doc: NEWS: mention the "make distcheck" vulnerability
MLIST [oss-security] 20091208 CVE Request -- coreutils -- unsafe temporary directory location use

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2009-4135

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