CVE-2008-2958

Current Description

Race condition in (1) checkinstall 1.6.1 and (2) installwatch allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files and have other impacts via symlink and possibly other attacks on temporary working directories.

Basic Data

PublishedJuly 01, 2008
Last ModifiedAugust 08, 2017
Assignercve@mitre.org
Data TypeCVE
Data FormatMITRE
Data Version4.0
Problem TypeCWE-362
CVE Data Version4.0

Base Metric V2

CVSS 2 - Version2.0
CVSS 2 - Vector StringAV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
CVSS 2 - Access VectorLOCAL
CVSS 2 - Access ComplexityMEDIUM
CVSS 2 - AuthenticationNONE
CVSS 2 - Confidentiality ImpactPARTIAL
CVSS 2 - Availability ImpactPARTIAL
CVSS 2 - Base Score4.4
SeverityMEDIUM
Exploitability Score3.4
Impact Score6.4
Obtain All Privilegefalse
Obtain User Privilegefalse
Obtain Other Privilegetrue

Base Metric V3

No data provided.

Configurations

  • OR - Configuration 1
    Cpe VersionPartVendorProductVersionUpdateEditionLanguageSW EditionTarget SWTarget HWOtherVersion Start IncludingVersion End IncludingVersion Start ExcludingVersion End Excluding
    2.3ApplicationCheckinstallCheckinstall1.6.1*******

Vulnerable Software List

VendorProductVersions
Checkinstall Checkinstall 1.6.1

References

NameSourceURLTags
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=488140http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=488140CONFIRM
http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/secure-testing-team/2008-June/001672.htmlhttp://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/secure-testing-team/2008-June/001672.htmlMISCExploit
30873http://secunia.com/advisories/30873SECUNIAVendor Advisory
checkinstall-multiple-symlink(43440)https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/43440XF