CVE-2008-3931

NameCVE-2008-3931
Descriptionjavareconf in R 2.7.2 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on temporary files.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium
Debian Bugs496363, 496418

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
r-base (PTS)stretch3.3.3-1fixed
buster3.5.2-1fixed
bullseye, sid4.0.4-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
r-basesourcelenny2.7.1-1+lenny1
r-basesource(unstable)2.7.2-1low496418
r-base-core-rasource(unstable)1.1.1-2low496363

Notes

[etch] - r-base <no-dsa> (Minor issue)

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