CVE-2008-4950

NameCVE-2008-4950
Description** DISPUTED ** gccross in dpkg-cross 2.3.0 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the tmp/gccross2.log temporary file. NOTE: the vendor disputes this vulnerability, stating that "There is no sense in this bug - the script ... is called under specific cross-building environments within a chroot."
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NVD severitymedium (attack range: local)
Debian Bugs496413

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
dpkg-cross (PTS)stretch2.6.15-1vulnerable
buster, sid2.6.15-2vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
dpkg-crosssource(unstable)(unfixed)unimportant496413

Notes

executed under a chroot when a package failed to cross-build

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