Descriptionuulib/uunconc.c in UUDeview 0.5.20, as used in nzbget before 0.3.0 and possibly other products, allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a temporary filename generated by the tempnam function. NOTE: this may be a CVE-2004-2265 regression.
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NVD severitymedium
Debian Bugs480972

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
libconvert-uulib-perl (PTS)stretch1:1.4~dfsg-1fixed
buster, bullseye, sid1:1.5~dfsg-1fixed
pan (PTS)stretch0.141-2fixed
bullseye, sid0.146-2fixed
uudeview (PTS)stretch0.5.20-9fixed
bullseye, sid0.5.20-12fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
libconvert-uulib-perlsource(unstable)(not affected)
pansource(unstable)(not affected)


[etch] - uudeview <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
- libconvert-uulib-perl <not-affected> (Code patched by libconver-uulib upstream to use mkstemp)
- pan <not-affected> (Code patched to use g_mkstemp)
See CVE-2004-2265, where the problem occured as well

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