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CVE-2008-5374

Impact:
Low
Public Date:
2008-08-13
Bugzilla:
475474: CVE-2008-5374 bash: Insecure temporary file use in aliasconv.sh, 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) aliasconv.sh, (2) aliasconv.bash, and (3) cshtobash scripts.

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

Statement

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2008-5374

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: http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/

CVSS v2 metrics

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

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 4 (bash) RHSA-2011:0261 2011-02-16
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (bash) RHSA-2011:1073 2011-07-21

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