CVE-2008-4949

NameCVE-2008-4949
Descriptiondist 3.5 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on (a) /tmp/cil#####, (b) /tmp/pdo#####, and (c) /tmp/pdn##### temporary files, related to the (1) patcil and (2) patdiff scripts.
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NVD severitymedium (attack range: local)
Debian Bugs496412

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
dist (PTS)wheezy1:3.5-30-3.2fixed
jessie1:3.5-36-2fixed
buster, sid, stretch1:3.5-36.0001-2fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
distsource(unstable)1:3.5-17-2low496412
distsourceetch3.70-31etch1medium

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