Executive Summary

Name CVE-2005-0159 First vendor Publication 2005-04-27
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:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Cvss Base Score 4.6 Attack Range Local
Cvss Impact Score 6.4 Attack Complexity Low
Cvss Expoit Score 3.9 Authentication None Required
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The tpkg-* scripts in the toolchain-source 3.0.4 package on Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 allow local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on temporary files.

Original Source

Url : http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-0159

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Application 4
Os 12

OpenVAS Exploits

Date Description
2008-01-17 Name : Debian Security Advisory DSA 679-1 (toolchain-source)
File : nvt/deb_679_1.nasl

Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB)

Id Description
13779 Debian toolchain-source Multiple Script Symlink Arbitrary File Overwrite

toolchain-source contains multiple scripts that contain a flaw that may allow a malicious user to overwrite arbitrary files. The issue is triggered when the scripts create temporary files and will blindly follow symlinks, resulting in a loss of integrity.

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

Date Description
2005-02-14 Name : The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.
File : debian_DSA-679.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

Sources (Detail)

Source Url
BID http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/12540
DEBIAN http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-679
SECUNIA http://secunia.com/advisories/14277
XF https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/19317

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