CVE-2008-4476

NameCVE-2008-4476
Descriptionsympa.pl in sympa 5.3.4 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the /tmp/sympa_aliases.$$ temporary file. NOTE: wwsympa.fcgi was also reported, but the issue occurred in a dead function, so it is not a vulnerability.
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NVD severitymedium
Debian Bugs494969, 496405

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
sympa (PTS)stretch6.2.16~dfsg-3+deb9u2fixed
stretch (security)6.2.16~dfsg-3+deb9u3fixed
buster6.2.40~dfsg-1fixed
bullseye6.2.40~dfsg-7fixed
sid6.2.58~dfsg-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
sympasource(unstable)5.3.4-5.1low494969, 496405

Notes

[etch] - sympa <no-dsa> (Minor issues)

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