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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2014-2524

The _rl_tropen function in util.c in GNU readline before 6.3 patch 3 allows local users to create or overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a /var/tmp/rltrace.[PID] file.
Publish Date : 2014-08-20 Last Update Date : 2018-10-30
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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 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)

- Products Affected By CVE-2014-2524

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Fedoraproject Fedora 20 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application GNU Readline 2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application GNU Readline 2.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application GNU Readline 4.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application GNU Readline 4.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application GNU Readline 4.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application GNU Readline 4.2 A Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application GNU Readline 4.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application GNU Readline 5.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application GNU Readline 5.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application GNU Readline 5.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application GNU Readline 6.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application GNU Readline 6.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application GNU Readline 6.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application GNU Readline 6.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 OS Mageia Mageia 3.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 OS Mageia Mageia 4.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 OS Opensuse Opensuse 12.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 OS Opensuse Opensuse 13.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Fedoraproject Fedora 1
GNU Readline 14
Mageia Mageia 2
Opensuse Opensuse 2

- References For CVE-2014-2524
MLIST [oss-security] 20140317 Re: Insecure usage of temporary files in GNU Readline
MLIST [oss-security] 20140314 Insecure usage of temporary files in GNU Readline CONFIRM
MLIST [Bug-readline] 20140331 Readline-6.3 Official Patch 3
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2014:1226

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2014-2524

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