CVE-2008-4108

NameCVE-2008-4108
DescriptionTools/faqwiz/move-faqwiz.sh (aka the generic FAQ wizard moving tool) in Python 2.4.5 might allow local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a tmp$RANDOM.tmp temporary file. NOTE: there may not be common usage scenarios in which tmp$RANDOM.tmp is located in an untrusted directory.
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 severityhigh (attack range: local)
Debian Bugs498899

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
python-defaults (PTS)wheezy2.7.3-4+deb7u1vulnerable
jessie2.7.9-1vulnerable
stretch2.7.13-2vulnerable
buster, sid2.7.14-4vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
python-defaultssource(unstable)(unfixed)unimportant498899

Notes

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