CVE-2008-5153

NameCVE-2008-5153
Descriptionspell-check-logic.cgi in Moodle 1.8.2 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the (1) /tmp/spell-check-debug.log, (2) /tmp/spell-check-before, or (3) /tmp/spell-check-after temporary file.
SourceCVE (at NVD; oss-sec, fulldisc, OSVDB, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, more)
ReferencesDSA-1724-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: local)
Debian/oldoldstablenot vulnerable.
Debian/oldstablenot known to be vulnerable.
Debian/stablenot known to be vulnerable.
Debian/testingnot known to be vulnerable.
Debian/unstablenot vulnerable.

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
moodle (PTS)squeeze1.9.9.dfsg2-2.1+squeeze4fixed
squeeze (security)1.9.9.dfsg2-2.1+squeeze3fixed
sid2.7.9+dfsg-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
moodlesource(unstable)1.8.2.2dfsg-4medium
moodlesourceetch1.6.3-2+etch2mediumDSA-1724-1
moodlesourcelenny1.8.2.dfsg-3+lenny1medium

Notes

manual editing of file is required to run the unsafe code

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