CVE-2008-5152

NameCVE-2008-5152
Descriptioninmail-show in mh-book 200605 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a (1) /tmp/inmail#####.log or (2) /tmp/inmail#####.stdin temporary file.
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)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
mh-book (PTS)jessie200605-1vulnerable
buster, sid, stretch200605-2vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
mh-booksource(unstable)(unfixed)unimportant

Notes

unsafe code is in example script

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