Executive Summary

Name CVE-2008-2958 First vendor Publication 2008-07-01
Vendor Cve Last vendor Modification 2017-08-08

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:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Cvss Base Score 4.4 Attack Range Local
Cvss Impact Score 6.4 Attack Complexity Medium
Cvss Expoit Score 3.4 Authentication None Required
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Race condition in (1) checkinstall 1.6.1 and (2) installwatch allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files and have other impacts via symlink and possibly other attacks on temporary working directories.

Original Source

Url : http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2958

CAPEC : Common Attack Pattern Enumeration & Classification

Id Name
CAPEC-26 Leveraging Race Conditions
CAPEC-27 Leveraging Race Conditions via Symbolic Links
CAPEC-29 Leveraging Time-of-Check and Time-of-Use (TOCTOU) Race Conditions

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name
100 % CWE-362 Race Condition

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Application 1

Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB)

Id Description
46571 CheckInstall installwatch Script Symlink Arbitrary File / Directory Manipulation

46570 CheckInstall checkinstall Script Symlink Arbitrary File / Directory Manipulation

Sources (Detail)

Source Url
CONFIRM http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=488140
MISC http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/secure-testing-team/2008-June/001672...
SECUNIA http://secunia.com/advisories/30873
XF https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/43440

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