CVE-2004-1808

Current Description

Extcompose in metamail does not verify the output file before writing to it, which allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack.

Basic Data

PublishedDecember 31, 2004
Last ModifiedJuly 11, 2017
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Data TypeCVE
Data FormatMITRE
Data Version4.0
Problem TypeNVD-CWE-Other
CVE Data Version4.0

Base Metric V2

CVSS 2 - Version2.0
CVSS 2 - Vector StringAV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
CVSS 2 - Access VectorLOCAL
CVSS 2 - Access ComplexityLOW
CVSS 2 - AuthenticationNONE
CVSS 2 - Confidentiality ImpactNONE
CVSS 2 - Availability ImpactNONE
CVSS 2 - Base Score2.1
SeverityLOW
Exploitability Score3.9
Impact Score2.9
Obtain All Privilegefalse
Obtain User Privilegefalse
Obtain Other Privilegefalse

Base Metric V3

No data provided.

Configurations

  • OR - Configuration 1
    Cpe VersionPartVendorProductVersionUpdateEditionLanguageSW EditionTarget SWTarget HWOtherVersion Start IncludingVersion End IncludingVersion Start ExcludingVersion End Excluding
    2.3ApplicationMetamail CorporationMetamail2.7*******

Vulnerable Software List

VendorProductVersions
Metamail Corporation Metamail 2.7

References

NameSourceURLTags
20040312 Metamail 'extcompose' script Symlink Vulnerabilityhttp://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=107910934926062&w=2BUGTRAQ
9850http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/9850BID
metamail-extcompose-symlink(15460)https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/15460XF