CVE-2008-4983

NameCVE-2008-4983
Descriptionscilab-bin 4.1.2 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on (a) /tmp/SciLink#####1, (b) /tmp/SciLink#####2, (c) /tmp/SciLink#####3, (d) /tmp/*.#####, (e) /tmp/*.#####.res, (f) /tmp/*.#####.err, and (g) /tmp/*.#####.diff temporary files, related to the (1) scilink, (2) scidoc, and (3) scidem scripts.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
Debian Bugs496414

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
scilab (PTS)bullseye6.1.0+dfsg1-7fixed
bookworm6.1.1+dfsg2-6fixed
sid, trixie2024.1.0+dfsg-2fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
scilabsource(unstable)4.1.2-6low496414

Notes

[etch] - scilab <no-dsa> (Non-free not supported)

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