CVE Database


Impact: Low
Public: 2008-08-13
Bugzilla: 475474: CVE-2008-5374 bash: Insecure temporary file use in, aliasconv.bash, cshtobash (symlink attack)


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

bash-doc 3.2 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a /tmp/cb#####.? temporary file, related to the (1), (2) aliasconv.bash, and (3) cshtobash scripts.

Find out more about CVE-2008-5374 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.


Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug:
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw. More information regarding issue severity can be found here:

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 1.2
Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
Access Vector: Local
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: None
Integrity Impact: Partial
Availability Impact: None

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (bash) RHSA-2011:0261 February 16, 2011
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (bash) RHSA-2011:1073 July 21, 2011

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