CVE-2008-4190

NameCVE-2008-4190
DescriptionThe IPSEC livetest tool in Openswan 2.4.12 and earlier, and 2.6.x through 2.6.16, allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files and execute arbitrary code via a symlink attack on the (1) ipseclive.conn and (2) ipsec.olts.remote.log temporary files. NOTE: in many distributions and the upstream version, this tool has been disabled.
SourceCVE (at NVD; oss-sec, fulldisc, OSVDB, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, more)
ReferencesDSA-1760-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: local)
Debian Bugs496374
Debian/oldstablenot known to be vulnerable.
Debian/stablenot vulnerable.
Debian/testingnot known to be vulnerable.
Debian/unstablenot known to be vulnerable.

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
openswan (PTS)squeeze (security)1:2.6.28+dfsg-5+squeeze2fixed
wheezy1:2.6.37-3fixed
wheezy (security)1:2.6.37-3+deb7u1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
openswansource(unstable)1:2.4.12+dfsg-1.3low496374
openswansourceetch1:2.4.6+dfsg.2-1.1+etch1mediumDSA-1760-1
openswansourcelenny1:2.4.12+dfsg-1.3+lenny1mediumDSA-1760-1

Notes

[etch] - openswan <no-dsa> (Vulnerable code only in example script)

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