CVE-2008-4953

NameCVE-2008-4953
Description** DISPUTED ** firehol in firehol 1.256 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on (1) /tmp/.firehol-tmp-#####-*-* and (2) /tmp/firehol.conf temporary files. NOTE: the vendor disputes this vulnerability, stating that an attack "would require an attacker to create 1073741824*PID-RANGE symlinks."
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NVD severitymedium (attack range: local)
Debian Bugs496424

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
firehol (PTS)jessie1.297-1vulnerable
stretch3.1.1+ds-1vulnerable
buster, sid3.1.6+ds-7vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
fireholsource(unstable)(unfixed)unimportant496424

Notes

attack unfeasible because of $$-${RANDOM}-${RANDOM}

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