CVE-2018-6198

Impact:
Low
Public Date:
2018-01-23
CWE:
CWE-377
Bugzilla:
1539127: CVE-2018-6198 w3m: insecure temporary files creation when ~/.w3m is unwritable

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

w3m through 0.5.3 does not properly handle temporary files when the ~/.w3m directory is unwritable, which allows a local attacker to craft a symlink attack to overwrite arbitrary files.

Find out more about CVE-2018-6198 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v3 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v3 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

CVSS3 Base Score 4.3
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:L/A:N
Attack Vector Local
Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required None
User Interaction None
Scope Changed
Confidentiality None
Integrity Impact Low
Availability Impact None
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.
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