GNU nano before 2.2.4 does not verify whether a file has been changed before it is overwritten in a file-save operation, which allows local user-assisted attackers to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on an attacker-owned file that is being edited by the victim.
Published 2010-04-16 19:30:00
Updated 2010-06-07 04:00:00
Source Red Hat, Inc.
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2010-1160

0.04%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 6 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2010-1160

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
1.9
LOW AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
3.4
2.9
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2010-1160

Vendor statements for CVE-2010-1160

  • Red Hat 2010-04-16
    Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2010-1160 The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw.

Products affected by CVE-2010-1160

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