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CVE-2012-2652

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2012-05-28
Bugzilla: 824919: CVE-2012-2652 qemu: vulnerable to temporary file symlink attacks

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The bdrv_open function in Qemu 1.0 does not properly handle the failure of the mkstemp function, when in snapshot node, which allows local users to overwrite or read arbitrary files via a symlink attack on an unspecified temporary file.

Find out more about CVE-2012-2652 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

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

Base Score: 4.6
Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector: Local
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Integrity Impact: Partial
Availability Impact: Partial

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