Executive Summary

Name CVE-2004-0217 First vendor Publication 2004-04-15
Vendor Cve Last vendor Modification 2017-07-11

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : N/A
Overall CVSS Score NA
Base Score NA Environmental Score NA
impact SubScore NA Temporal Score NA
Exploitabality Sub Score NA
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Cvss Base Score 3.7 Attack Range Local
Cvss Impact Score 6.4 Attack Complexity High
Cvss Expoit Score 1.9 Authentication None Required
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The LiveUpdate capability (liveupdate.sh) in Symantec AntiVirus Scan Engine 4.0 and 4.3 for Red Hat Linux allows local users to create or append to arbitrary files via a symlink attack on /tmp/LiveUpdate.log.

Original Source

Url : http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-0217

CAPEC : Common Attack Pattern Enumeration & Classification

Id Name
CAPEC-27 Leveraging Race Conditions via Symbolic Links

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Application 2

Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB)

Id Description
3977 Symantec Norton Anti-Virus /tmp/LiveUpdate.log Symlink

Symantec AntiVirus Scan Engine contains a flaw that allows a local user to create or append to arbitrary files. The issue is due to the liveupdate.sh script relying on static filenames provided by the liveupdate.conf file. Specifically, the "logfile=/tmp/LiveUpdate.log" entry allows attackers to create a symlink before this file is created which lets them create an arbitrary file, or append log data to arbitrary existing files.

Sources (Detail)

Source Url
BID http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/9662
BUGTRAQ http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=107694800908164&w=2
XF https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/15215

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Date Informations
2020-05-23 00:15:44
  • Multiple Updates
2017-07-11 12:01:24
  • Multiple Updates
2016-10-18 12:01:18
  • Multiple Updates
2013-05-11 11:40:27
  • Multiple Updates