CVE-2012-5564

NameCVE-2012-5564
Descriptionandroid-tools 4.1.1 in Android Debug Bridge (ADB) allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on /tmp/adb.log.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitylow (attack range: local)
Debian Bugs688280, 823792

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
android-platform-system-core (PTS)jessie21-6vulnerable
stretch1:7.0.0+r33-1vulnerable
buster, sid1:7.0.0+r33-2vulnerable
android-tools (PTS)jessie4.2.2+git20130529-5.1vulnerable
buster, sid5.1.1.r38-1vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
android-platform-system-coresource(unstable)(unfixed)unimportant823792
android-toolssource(unstable)(unfixed)unimportant688280

Notes

Since android-tools/5.1.1.r38-1 the android-tools-adb binary package
is not built anymore which used to contain /usr/bin/adb.
Package still affected source-wise
Neutralised by kernel hardening

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