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475469: CVE-2008-5373 bacula-common: Insecure temporary file use in autochangers (symlink attack)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

mtx-changer.Adic-Scalar-24 in bacula-common 2.4.2 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a /tmp/mtx.##### temporary file, probably a related issue to CVE-2005-2995.

Find out more about CVE-2008-5373 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact. This issue is not currently planned to be addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. For additional information, refer to the Issue Severity Classification:

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 5.6
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete

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Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 bacula Affected