CVE-2008-4973

NameCVE-2008-4973
Descriptioni2myspell in myspell 3.1 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on (1) /tmp/i2my#####.1 and (2) /tmp/i2my#####.2 temporary files.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium (attack range: local)
Debian Bugs496392

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
myspell (PTS)jessie1:3.0+pre3.1-24.1fixed
bullseye, sid, buster, stretch1:3.0+pre3.1-24.2fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
myspellsource(unstable)1:3.0+pre3.1-21low496392

Notes

[etch] - myspell <no-dsa> (Minor issue)

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